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Jorge Enrique González Pacheco is a Poet,  a Film Industry Professional and a Cultural Entrepreneur. He was born in the District of Marianao, Havana, Cuba on September 9, 1969. He moved to the United States in 2003, and since 2006 has been living in Seattle. 



Jorge Enrique 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).




  • ​(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

  • (2020) Habitante Invisible, Ediciones Deslinde, Madrid, Spain




​Since 1991 he has been publishing his poetry and prose in French, Portuguese and English in several international literary  magazines and anthologies such as:


  • ​(1991 & 1994) Alaluz, Revista de Poesia, Narración y Ensayo, Department of Spanish and Portuguese of the University of California, Riverside, USA

  • (1999) Norte, Revista del Frente de Afirmación Hispanista, México

  • (2000 & 2001) Estio 2, Revista Literaria, Burgos, Spain

  • (2008) Arcoiris, Revue de Création Littéraire Bilingue,  Paris, France

  • (2008) Jornal de Poesia, Revista Cultura, São Paulo, Brazil

  • (2009) Poetry Now, Sacramento Poetry Center, California, USA

  • (2011) Literatura Cubana contemporánea (1959-1999), Selección de lecturas,  Universidad de las  Artes, Havana, Cuba

  • (2015, 2019, 2022) Azahares, Spanish Language Literary Magazine, College of Languages and Communication,  University of Arkansas, Fort Smith, USA




  • ​(2003) Lecture: The New Cuban Poetry, Casa del Padre Morelos, Morelia, Michoacán, Frente de Afirmación Hispanista,  México

  • (2003 & 2004) Miami Book Fair International, Miami, Fl, USA

  •  (2009) International Students Week, Seattle University, Seattle, WA, USA

  • (2010) Poetry Reading, Book People,  Austin, Texas, USA

  • (2016) The Poetry of  Pablo Neruda & Jorge Enrique González Pacheco, University of South Florida, Tampa, Fl, USA

  • (2016) Festival Luna de Verano, Mazagon, Andalusia, Spain

  • (2020) Presentation of the International Poetry Prize Juan Ramon Jimenez, Casa de America, Madrid, Spain




​In 1996 Jorge Enrique joined the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry in Havana until 2003. At the ICAIC he carried out extensive work as a cinematographic researcher and first assistant director. In all these years he participated as an assistant professor  in the  ICAIC's  educational programs on television, and the International Film School,  also in some film productions. In 2001 he was part of the team that founded the ICAIC's Young Cinema Festival. In 2003 when he moved to Miami , he started to collaborate with the Miami International Film Festival.


In 2009 he founded the Seattle Latino Film Festival, the only 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization  in the Northwest of the United States that represents the cinematography  of Latin America countries, Spain and Portugal. Since then he is its Chief Programmer. 


His work as Founder and Chief Executive Programmer of the Seattle Latino Film Festival , ranked into the Top 5 of the best Latino Film Festivals in the United States has led him to be invited to many festivals such as:


  • ​Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), Berlin, Germany

  •  Seattle International Film Festival,  Seattle, WA, USA

  •  World Cinema Amsterdam,  Netherlands

  • Global Dominican Film Festival, santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

  • Cine Las Américas,  Austin, TX, USA

  • Cinélatino-Rencontres de Toulouse, Toulouse,  France

  • Huelva Iberoamerican Film Festival, Andalusia,   Spain

  • Gijón International Film Festival, Gijon, Asturias, Spain

  • Luxembourg City Film Festival, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

  • Cali International Film Festival,  Cali, Colombia

  • DOCPoint, Helsinki, Finland 

  • Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark




González Pacheco has taught in programs about Cuban Literature and Latin-American Cinema that have been included in the curricula of:


  • ​University of California, Riverside, CA, USA

  • Université d' Orléans, Orléans, France

  • University of Loyola, Chicago, Il, USA

  • University of South Florida, Tampa, Fl, USA

  • Seattle University, Seattle, WA, USA

  • University of Washington,  Seattle, WA, USA

  • University of Puget Sounds,  Tacoma, WA, USA




  • ​(1996) "Delia Carrera Poetry Prize", Havana, Cuba

  • (2015) “HIPGivers Award” by Hispanics in Philanthropy, San Francisco, CA, USA 

  • (2018) "Seattle Mayor's Arts Award", Seattle, WA, USA

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