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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

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)
2003 PEN-OAKLAND Josephine Miles Literary Award

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Listing last updated: June 15, 2011

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Spoken Word Artist
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Born in:
Chula Vista, CA
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Chula Vista, CA
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