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Paul Flores

Author's Bio

Paul S. Flores is a poet, playwright, novelist and nationally prominent spoken word artist from San Francisco who specializes in bilingual and hip-hop performance. His novel Along the Border Lies won the 2003 PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award.. Flores most recent plays Fear of a Brown Planet (2005) and REPRESENTA! (2007) were both National Performance Network Creation Fund Commissions. Flores was featured on Russell Simmons Present: Def Poetry on HBO and was recently awarded a Center for Cultural Innovation grant to tour Latin America. He is the co-founder of Youth Speaks and currently teaches Hip-Hop Theater and Spoken Word at the University of San Francisco. For more info: http://www.myspace.com/paulfloresrepresenta

Publications and Prizes

Performances:
El Museo del Barrio (2011), Cal State University San Marcos Arts and Lectures (2010), 10th Annual Litquake (2009), San Francisco International Poetry Festival (2009), University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008), Books and Books (2007), University of Georgia (2007), Russell Simmons Presents: Def Poetry on HBO (2004), Nuyorican Poets Cafe (2002)
Prizes:
2003 PEN-OAKLAND Josephine Miles Literary Award

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Listing last updated: June 15, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Latino/Latina
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Chula Vista, CA
Raised in:
Chula Vista, CA
Agent:
Jonah Straus

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