Carlos Pintado

Carlos Pintado is a Cuban American writer, playwright, and award-winning poet. His book Habitación a oscuras received the prestigious Sant Jordi’s International Prize for Poetry, and his book El azar y los tesoros was one of the finalists for Spain’s Adonais Prize. In 2014 Pintado was awarded the Paz Prize for Poetry for his new book, Nine coins / Nueve monedas, given by the National Poetry Series published by Akashic Books. He is a juror for the 2022 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

  • A plate, mounted to a slate gray wall, with the image of a vintage car in the center. The wall beneath the plate is discolored.
    Carlos Pintado
    Life and politics are the same on an empty plate, in a body plagued by a pandemic. But in Cuba, people are rising up and challenging the regime. Here, Cuban American poet Carlos Pintado traces th...
  • Images of a honey bee, a honey comb, and a spoon inside of hexagonal frames
    Carlos Pintado
    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
    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the Paz Prize for Poetry—presented by the National Poetry Series and The Center at Miami Dade College to a previously unpublished manus...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.
    Carlos Pintado
    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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