Anthony “The Poet” Flores is a three-time San Antonio Grand Slam Poetry Champion who has represented our city in competition on six different occasions at the National Poetry Slam. He has performed his work all over the United States, from local schools & community centers to H.B.O.’s Def Poetry Jam to the famous Lincoln Center in New York City. He is a co-founder of Fresh Ink Under-21 Youth Poetry Slam, the only on-going poetry slam and open-mic for teenagers in San Antonio, and he was also a judge for S.A.’s La Voz City-Wide Spoken Word Competition.
Anthony The Poet has also recently completed his 8th year of serving as a judge for the San Antonio Public Library’s Young Pegasus Poetry Contest for kids and young adults. A few years ago, he founded The University Of The Spoken Word, a collective of spoken-word artists that has performed at some of the city’s most high-profile cultural events, including Una Noche En La Gloria, Luminaria, and the touring Matisse & Pablo Picasso Tapestries exhibits at the San Antonio Museum of Art, to name a few. His widely popular “Manu Ginobili” poem was published in 2018 as part of the Manu Ginobili Tribute Poster by the San Antonio Express-News, and he was named “Best Local Poet” in the San Antonio Current’s “Best of San Antonio 2018” issue. He released his first full-length book of poetry, CINCUENTA, just last year. He is a full-time poet who lives & works on the Southside.