Lupe Mendez
Team Member

Lupe Mendez is a Poet/Educator/Activist, CantoMundo Fellow, Macondo Fellow and co-founder of the LibroTraficante Movement. He works with Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say and the Brazilian Arts Foundation to promote poetry events, advocate for literacy/literature and organize creative writing workshops that are open to the public. He is the founder of Tintero Projects and works with emerging Latinx writers within the Texas Gulf Coast Region, with Houston as its hub. Lupe most recently received his MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Texas at El Paso in December of 2015. His publishing credits include prose work in Norton's Sudden Fiction Latino: Short Short Stories from the United States and Latin America, and poetry that appears in Luna Luna, Ostrich, Revista Síncope, Pilgrimage, Border Senses, and Gulf Coast. Lupe has been a Houston educator for over 15 years - See more at: www.thepoetmendez.org