Carlos Pintado: Award-winning Cuban-American poet on the rise
Carlos Pintado is a Cuban–American writer, playwright and Award-winning poet who immigrated to the United States in the early 90’s. He is the recipient of the 2014 Paz Prize for Poetry for his book Nine Coins/Nueve Monedas, translated from the original Spanish by Hilary Vaughn Dobel, awarded by the National Poetry Series and the MDCC Center for Literature and published in a bilingual edition by Akashic Books. His books include Habitación a oscuras, winner of the Sant Jordi's International Prize for Poetry in 2008, La Seducción del Minotauro, Los bosques de Mortefontaine, Los Nombres de la noche, El Unicornio y otros poemas, Cuaderno del falso amor impuro, Taubenschlag and La sed del último que mira. His works of fiction and poetry have been translated into several languages and have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, World Literature Today, The American Poetry Review, among others. He was also a contributor writer to the book The exile Experience: a journey to freedom, coordinated by music producer Emilio Estefan. Some of his works have been interpreted by the San Francisco Girls Chorus, The Dal Niente Ensemble, The South Beach Chamber Music and Continuum Ensemble in different cities of The United States
September 1, 2016
Carlos Pintado appears in the American Poetry Review
Other noted works by Carlos Pintado
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Nine Coins is Carlos Pintado's first fully translated work to reach the English market. Translated from the original Spanish by Hilary Vaughn Dobel
What are they saying?
The urgency and presence in Pintado’s poems feel as if the poet’s very life depended on writing them. They are possessed by a unique, intangible quality that arrests the reader and commands attention. His work is intimate yet boundless, moving easily between form and free verse, prose poems and long poems, whether capturing the everyday streets of Miami Beach or leading us into the mythic and mystical worlds of his imagination.
Carlos Pintado appears on CNN with Ismael Cala.
The poems are thoughtful and intelligent, frequently referencing mythology, literature, architecture; they require time to ponder, read, and re-read. . . . Reflective souls will find much that resonates here.
San Diego Book Review