Damien Flores hails from Albuquerque and is a graduate of the University of New Mexico.
Flores is best known as a member Albuquerque Poetry Slam Team, He organized the College Unions Poetry Slam in 2008, was a member of the National Champion UNM Loboslam Teams, and is also a four-time ABQSlams City Champion.
He was named Poet of the Year in 2007 & 2008 by the New Mexico Hispano Entertainer’s Association, and was recipient of the 2008 Lena Todd Award for creative non-fiction from the UNM English Department.
His published works include “A Novena of Mud” and “El Cuento de Juana Henrieta,” published by Destructible Heart and Culture Lab Press. His work has appeared in El Palacio Magazine, Bomb Magazine, The Daily Lobo, Duke City Fix, New Mexico Mercury, and The Underground Guide to Albuquerque. His poetry has also been anthologized in De Veras: Young Voices From the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Malpais Review, Earthships: A New Mecca Poetry Anthology, The 2006 National Poetry Slam Anthology, and A Bigger Boat: The Unlikely Success of the Albuquerque Poetry Slam Scene.
Damien Flores is an educator in Albuquerque and hosts the Spoken Word Hour on 89.9 KUNM-FM.