Carlos Pintado

Poet, writer, and playwright Carlos Pintado (b. 1974, Cuba) is the recipient of the Paz Poetry Prize for Nine Coins, a bilingual edition included in WLT’s “75 Notable Translations” for 2015. Pintado is also the recipient of the San Jordi Poetry Prize for Habitación a oscuras. His work has appeared in the New York TimesAmerican Poetry Review, and Vogue, among others. Classical music groups like the San Francisco Chorus, Continuum Ensemble, and the South Beach Music Ensemble have performed his poetry.

  • Images of a honey bee, a honey comb, and a spoon inside of hexagonal frames
    Honeycomb Photo: Shilo Labelle / Unsplash, bee photo: Ante Hamersmit / Unsplash,  Spoon photo: Jen Blair In quarantine in South Beach, Miami, a writer looks to literature—and bees—while co...
  • The cover to Nine Coins / Nueve monedas by Carlos Pintado
    New York. Akashic Books. 2015. 88 pages. The second title to win the Paz Prize for Poetry—presented by the National Poetry Series and The Center at Miami Dade College to a previously unpublished manus...
  • A blue house with snow on the roof and trees.
    Photo by Michael Andrews On her eightieth birthday, a woman waits for a telephone call in this story inspired by Elizabeth Bishop’s “Sonnet.” How can everything change without our realiz...

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