Kyle Carrero Lopez

Kyle Carrero Lopez is the author of MUSCLE MEMORY, the chapbook winner of the 2020 [PANK] Book Contest. In 2020 he co-founded LEGACY, a Brooklyn-based production collective by and for Black queer artists. His poems appear in Guernica, The Nation, POETRY, The Atlantic, and the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day series, as well as the BreakBeat Poets Volume 4 (Haymarket Books, 2020), Best of the Net 2020, and Best New Poets 2021 anthologies. His work has been highlighted in episodes of Poetry Unbound and The Slowdown, and he has been invited to share his poetry at the Brooklyn Museum, La MaMa, and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, among other venues.


There’s part of me, probably, that feels safe letting men
let me down, I write while leaving.