Gabriela Cantú Westendarp (Monterrey, Nuevo León, 1972) has published six books of poetry, including Naturaleza muerta and El filo de la playa, and one novel, Hamburgo en alguna parte. She has won the Ramón López Velarde National Poetry Prize and an honorable mention in the Carmen Alardín Regional poetry prize. She held a scholarship from the Nuevo León Writers Center. She is the founder of Primer Cuadro, the publishing program of the UMM. Her work has been published in anthologies, newspapers and magazines in Mexico, Spain, the USA, England, China, Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Cuba, and Brazil.