Anaya Radio Tribute & Social Media Takeover Featured Poet: Damien Flores

In partnership with KUNM’s Generation Justice and Spoken Word Hour, the Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya Lecture on the Literature of the Southwest presents a two-hour radio tribute to Mr. Anaya, “A Celebration of Poets,” on April 25 @7pm, 89.9 FM KANW, featuring local poets Hakim Bellamy, Damien Flores, Michelle Otero, Levi Romero, and Tanaya Winder. Each day this week, our poets will “take over” our English Department Instagram and Anaya Lecture Facebook pages.

Our featured poet is Damien Flores, who is a two-time National Poetry Slam Champion and two-time College Unions Poetry Slam Champion. His three published books include Junkyard DogsEl Cuento de Juana Henrieta, and A Novena of Mud. He produces the monthly open mic and slam, Poetry & Beer, as well as the Southwest Showdown Poetry Slam and ABQ Slams Championship Tournaments. He is also a Radio Free America DJ and hosts the Spoken Word Hour.

Follow our English Department Instagram and Anaya Lecture Facebook pages to find out more about Damien’s work. You can also find Damien on his Facebook page.