Paul Flores

1182 Naples St.
San Francisco, CA 94112
Phone: 
415 350-9775

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

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
Raised in: 
Chula Vista, CA
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Last updated: Jun 15, 2011