• Fernando Esteban Flores has been a life-long poet.    He has performed and read his poetry at many venues throughout Texas including the first San Antonio Poetry Festival, The Houston Poetry Fest, Luminaria, and La Gloria (celebrations of poetry in San Antonio).  His poetry was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
  • Fernando has served since 2011 as one of the seven judges for the San Antonio Public Library’s “Pegasus”contest and anthology which selects and publishes student poetry from elementary to high school annually. Students are chosen from the greater Bexar County and San Antonio, TX area. The SAPL has sponsored and supported the Pegasus event since 1927, and many well-known local and national writers and poets were first published in the anthology when they were students.
  • Received 1st place for the Maverick Press First Chapbook Competition for Ragged Borders (Eagle Pass, TX)
  • Collaborated in 2011 with artist Luis Lopez in a series of 14 paintings & 14 poems titled Americanos on the theme of immigration and what it means to be part of the fabric of America which was published in a limited broadside
  • Received 2 ExCEL awards for excellence in teaching from KENS 5-TV and in 2008 was Chosen as a distinguished educator from Bexar County by Trinity University’s Trinity Prize Committee
  • Presented with the Angela De Hoyos Award for Community Service by the San Antonio Cultural Arts Organization (SACA)
  • Archived in the Latino Collection in the Central Branch of the SAPL: Ragged Borders and Red Accordion Blues
  • Archived in the San Anto Cultural Arts Organization (SACA) mural project history; Heavy Metal Man poem and The American Dream poem, coupled with student mural art at the corner of South Laredo/Brazos Street, on the wall of the former Delta Produce Co. (recently white washed by new ownership)
  • Invited to join the Chicano Fine Art Museum (CFAM) as resident-poet-at-large. The museum which will be housed in San Antonio and is currently in the developmental stages under the auspices of San Antonio artist, founder and director Adán Hernandez, whose mural was used in the movie, Blood In Blood Out and has paintings on exhibit in New York’s Museum of Modern Art
  • Chosen to be part of Palo Alto College’s current archival project which will house the personal documents and books of San Antonio poets from the 50’s to date under the direction of Dr. Rafael Castillo

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