Jorge Enrique González Pacheco

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Jorge Enrique González Pacheco
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NationalityUnited States

Jorge Enrique González Pacheco is a Cuban poet, film industry professional, and cultural entrepreneur. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Latin American Literature from University of Havana, Cuba, and a Master's Degree in Hispanic Literature from Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.[1]


González Pacheco was born in Marianao, Havana, on September 9, 1969. His mother died when he was very young, and his relationship with his father was turbulent.[2] González Pacheco moved to the United States in 2003, and since 2006 he has been living in Seattle.[3]

He published his first poem in Alaluz, a literary magazine of the University of California, Riverside.[4] He has published five books,[5] including Under the light of my blood.[6] In Cuba, he received the Delia Carrera Poetry Prize, a national award, in 1996.[7]

In 1990 integrated the group of young poets that participated at the revolution of Cuban literature that distanced itself from political themes and created a clearer and more universal lyric. As a freedom defender, in an interview he criticized the situation of the civil liberties on his country.[8]

One of his well-known poems titled "Havana" is dedicated to his childhood city.[9]

González Pacheco is the founder and CEO of the Seattle Latino Film Festival (SLFF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.[10][11]

He has read his poetry in the United States[12] and many other countries, including Spain.[13]


  • (1992) Poesía Ilustrada, International Edition Group, New York, NY, USA
  • (2003) Antología de la Décima Cósmica de La Habana, FAH, Mexico City, Mexico
  • (2003) Notaciones del Inocente, Ediciones Qneras, Moguer, Spain
  • (2004) Tierra de Secreta Transparencia, Torremozas & Fundación Juan Ramon Jimenez, Madrid, Spain
  • (2009) Bajo la luz de mi sangre / Under the Light of my Blood (bilingual edition), Trafford, Victoria BC, Canada


  • 2015 HIPGivers Award by Hispanics in Philanthropy in San Francisco, California
  • 2018 Mayor's Arts Award, Seattle, Washington[14]


  • Un poète cubain-étasunien sur les rues de France[15]


  • González Pacheco, Jorge Enrique (1995). “La mudez del alba”. Revista Alaluz. XXVII (1): 59.
  • González Pacheco, Jorge Enrique (2008). La dócil alba que en tu altura guia-L'aube docile qui depuis ton royaume guide. Paris, France: Arcoiris, Revue de Création Littéraire Bilingue. pp. 322, 323.
  • Puentes Izquierdo, Zoraida (2011). Literatura Cubana contemporánea (1959-1999) Selección de lecturas (1ra ed.). Universidad de las Artes, Havana, Cuba: Ediciones Cúpulas. pp. 28, 30, 88.
  • González Pacheco, Jorge Enrique, Poem: Pobre espacio del que huyo, Azahares, Spanish Language Literary Magazine (2015): pag 28, College of Languages and Communication, University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. USA
  • González Pacheco, Jorge Enrique, Poetry Now, Sacramento Poetry Center, California, USA


  1. ^ Meet the 2018 Mayor’s Arts Award winners: Jorge Enrique González Pacheco
  2. ^ Jorge Enrique Gonzalez Pacheco, Seattle Latino Film Festival Founder
  3. ^ Torres, Blanca, "Shaping Seattle’s understanding of Latinos through film", October 08, 2014, The Seattle Times
  4. ^ González Pacheco, Jorge Enrique (1991). "Escritos Inéditos". Revista Alaluz. XXIII (2). pag 47
  5. ^ WorldCat Identities
  6. ^ O'Toole, Gavin. "Senators of the word", The Latin American Review of Books, London, UK
  7. ^ "Jorge Enrique González Pacheco (Cuba/USA)", THE PIP (PROJECT FOR INNOVATIVE POETRY)
  8. ^ Cuban Americans in Seattle reflect on Castro’s death, The Seattle Times, November 26, 2016
  9. ^ Poetry Atlas
  10. ^ Keogh, Tom. "Seattle Latino Film Festival expands to 10 days", Oct 04, 2012, The Seattle Times
  12. ^ Book People
  13. ^ Recital del poeta cubano González Pacheco en Mazagón, Diario Huelva YA
  14. ^ The 2018 Mayor’s Arts Awards
  15. ^ L'Obs

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