Viva Flores is a Chicana Apache poet and essayist from El Paso, Texas. Her writing promotes self-empowerment through cultural pride as well as describes her own experiences growing up in the borderland. Her fiction has most recently been featured in the anthologies Lowriting: Shots, Rides & Stories from the Chicano Soul and Tlaa: A Collective Indigenous Expression. Viva has published essays with Black Girl Dangerous, Xicana Chronicles and Bitch Media and is included in the upcoming Third Woman Press Inaugural Anthology.
“There is a bright light burning in the deepest southwest. Viva Flores is a fresh embodiment of our most ancient diosas. There’s a new hechizera in town, and she has blood in her pen.” – Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The Hummingbird’s Daughter