San Antonio Book Festival - Lupe Mendez
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Lupe Mendez

Originally from Galveston, TX, Lupe Mendez (Writer//Educator//Activist) is the author Why I Am Like Tequila (Willow Books, 2019), winner of the 2019 John A. Robertson Award for Best First Book of Poetry from the Texas Institute of Letters. He is the founder of Tintero Projects which works with emerging Latinx writers and other writers of color within the Texas Gulf Coast Region, with Houston as its hub. Lupe earned his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at El Paso. Mendez’s work can been seen in print and online formats including the Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast Journal, the Texas Review, the L.A. Review of Books, Split This Rock, Poetry Magazine, and Poem-A-Day from the Academy of American Poets. Mendez is the 2022 Texas Poet Laureate.
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  • Why I'm Like Tequila by Lupe Mendez

    Why I'm Like Tequila

    "Why I Am Like Tequila" is a collection of poetry spanning a decade of writing and performance. This collection exists in 4 parts - each a layered perspective, a look through a Mexican/ Mexican-American voice living in the Texas Gulf Coast. Set within spaces such as Galveston Island, Houston, the Rio Grande Valley and Jalisco, Mexico, these poems peel away at all parts, like the maguey, drawing to craft spirits, quenching a thirst between land and sea.


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