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"Sharp-eyed yet tender observations about the beauty and darkness below the surface of marriage, faith, and family." - review of Mendoza's poetry manuscript, Beneath the Halo, in Latinidad, Marcela Landres





Celeste Guzmán Mendoza is a published poet, essayist, and playwright. She holds a doctoral degree in Education Leadership and Policy, and an MFA in Poetry. She was a co-founder of CantoMundo, a workshop for Latina/o poets, a fellow of Hedgebrook, a retreat for women writers, and Macondo, a community of writers who advance social justice. In addition to being a writer, Mendoza is a professional fundraiser with more than 25 years of experience. She currently works at Trinity University. She is available for public readings and lectures.


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