Lupe Mendez

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Poet Laureate of Texas, 2022-2023

Lupe Mendez is the author of Why I Am Like Tequila (Willow Books, 2019), which won the 2019 John A. Robertson Award from the Texas Institute of Letters. An educator, curriculum writer and literary arts curator, he lives in Houston, Texas. In 2021, Mendez was appointed the 2022 poet laureate of Texas.