Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo is the daughter of Mexican immigrants and the author of Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge (Sundress Publications 2016). A former Steinbeck Fellow, Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange winner, and Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grantee, she has work published in Acentos Review, CALYX, crazyhorse, and American Poetry Review among others.  She’s received residencies from Hedgebrook, Ragdale, National Parks Arts Foundation and Poetry Foundation and has attended Las Dos Brujas, VONA Voices, and Macondo Writers workshops. A dramatization of her poem "Our Lady of the Water Gallons," directed by Jesús Salvador Treviño, can be viewed at latinopia.com. She is a cofounder of Women Who Submit and a member of Miresa Collective. She facilitates arts classes for teens with ArtworxLA