Raquel Mejía is a poet and literary curator for events and anthologies. She is currently collaborating on the theatrical production with the Escape from Tornillo theater collective. Raquel is also co-curating the Tumblewords Project's El Paso portion for the poetry night of the bi-national interactive art installation, Border Tuner, a project by internationally renowned artist, Raphael Lozano-Hemmer. She has performed her work in Chihuahua, Jiménez, and El Paso in many venues including libraries, museums, high schools, cultural centers, and the Smithsonian Virtual Museum for Rincón Bohemio. She also presents workshops in the El Paso Community College Senior Writing Program. Each year, Raquel presents a special workshop focused on old and new myths and traditions associated with Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead.
Donna Snyder founded the Tumblewords Project in 1995 and continues to organize its free weekly workshops and other events in the borderlands around El Paso, Texas. Her poetry collections include Poemas ante el Catafalco: Grief and Renewal from Chimbarazu Press, I Am South from Virgogray Press, and The Tongue Has its Secrets from NeoPoiesis Press. She previously practiced law representing indigenous people, people with disabilities, and immigrant workers. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in such anthologies and journals as VEXT Magazine, Culture Cult Magazine, Red Fez, Queen Mob's Teahouse, Berfrois, Puerto del Sol, Yellow Chair Review, Speak the Language of the Land, Mezcla, and the Western Voices Edition of Setu: A Bilingual Journal of Literature. Donna is also co-curating the poetry night of the bi-national interactive art installation, Border Tuner, a project by internationally renowned artist, Raphael Lozano-Hemmer.