Tejada founded the journal Mandorla: New Writing from the Americas, a forum for advanced poetry and translation; he continues to co-edit the journal
with Kristin Dykstra and Gabriel Bernal Granados. He was the 2006 recipient of an
NEA translation award for his rendering of the Cuban postmodernist José Lezama Lima.
He is the author, most recently, of Mirrors for Gold (Krupskaya, 2006).