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. 


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).


González Pacheco moved to the United States in 2003, and since 2006 has been living in Seattle. 


Books & Anthologies Published

  • (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, Narracion y Ensayo, Department of Spanish and Portuguse of the University of California, Riverside, USA

  • (1999) Norte, Revista del Frente de Afirmacion Hispanista, Mexico

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

  • (2008) ArcoirisRevue de Création Littéraire Bilingue,  Paris, France

  • (2008) Jornal de Poesia, Revista Cultura, Sao Pablo, Brazil

  • (2009) Poetry NowSacramento 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

Book Presentations, Lectures  & Poetry Readings:

  • (2003) Lecture: The New Cuban Poetry, Casa del Padre Morelos, Morelia, Michoacan, Frente de Afirmacion Hispanista,  Mexico

  • (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

He sponsored in 2001 in Havana, Cuba the Concert in Memorial of the Spanish Musical Composer Joaquin Rodrigo.

In 1996 Jorge Enrique joined to the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry in Havana until 2003. At the ICAIC he carried out an 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 programmer of the Seattle Latino Film Festival has led him to be invited to many festivals such as:

  • Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), Germany

  •  Seattle International Film Festival,  USA

  •  World Cinema Amsterdam,  Netherlands

  • Global Dominican Film Festival, Dominican Republic

  • Cine Las Américas,  Austin, USA

  • Cinélatino-Rencontres de Toulouse, Toulouse,  France

  • Huelva Iberoamerican Film Festival, Andalusia,   Spain

  • Gijón International Film Festival, Asturias, Spain

  • Luxembourg City Film Festival, Luxembourg

  • Cali International Film Festival,  Colombia

  • Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, 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 Philatrophy, San Francisco, CA, USA 

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

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