Saturday, May 15, 2010

Noches Literarias con Neil de la Flor Obra Almost Dorothy Zu

Summer Place

"To be honest, I gave up a long long time ago. Whatever I thought was love was a delusional hula hoop. Always latched on to the surface of the damn thing but never ever got inside that thing. True love is spaceflight. True love is love almost. Almost love is what it’s all about because it’s better than a rock. Like Almost Dorothy".
Neil de la Flor

Literary Nights Series
Neil de la Flor

Zu Galeria Fine Arts
cordially invites you
to Neil de la Flor's
book launch of
Almost Dorothy

Mayo 21 2010
Zu Galeria Fine Arts
2248 SW 8th St.
Miami, Florida 33135
Correo Electronico

Neil will read his poetry and offer an impromptu writing workshop.

Refreshments will be served.

Neil de la Flor

Neil's first solo book, Almost Dorothy(Marsh Hawk Press, 2010) won the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize. He also co-authored, with Maureen Seaton, Sinead O'Connor and Her Coat of a Thousand Bluebirds (forthcoming 2011, Firewheel Editions), winner of the 2010 Sentence Book Award. Neil teaches at Miami Dade College and Nova Southeastern University. His favorite word is ham and his favorite food is grilled squid.

Almost Dorothy

About Almost Dorothy: "I like the naughtiness of de la Flor's poetics: the speaker's wordplay is double-speak and double-entendre, and no dust ever settles on a single meaning. Almost Dorothy is a challenging and unsettling reading experience, but there are plenty of cues and clues along the way to keep the reader constantly alert and sometimes startled..."
--Rigoberto Gonzalez

Neil de la Flor
Hollywood - Florida
Enseña en :
School: Miami Dade College (all campuses)
Location: Miami, FL
Department: English


2005 M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Poetry. University of Miami. Coral Gables, FL

2003 Bachelors of General Studies. University of Miami. Coral Gables, FL


2009 – Present Creative Writing & ESL Instructor, Miami Dade College, Adult
Community Education

2008 – Present Adjunct Professor of English, Nova Southeastern University

2007 – Present Adjunct Professor of English, Miami-Dade College, Doral Campus.

2004 – 2006 Editor of Mangrove and, the literary arts journals of
the University of Miami, Department of English.

2004 – 2005 Teaching Assistant, Creative Writing, University of Miami, Coral
Gables, FL.


Facial Geometry. Collaborative chapbook co-authored with Maureen Seaton
and Kristine Snodgrass. N.E.O.P.P. Press. 2006.


“Hurricane Floyd” and “Countdown”. Collaboration with Maureen Seaton.
Prairie Schooner. 2009.

“The Apocalypse” and “The Vandal Poem.” Collaboration with Maureen Seaton.
Zooland Poetry, 2009 Vol. 4.

“Poppycock”. Court Green, Spring 2009.

“Whoa, Mommy Choked”. Cake, August 2008.

“Subway Fresh”, “Lily”, “We Got Bored”, and “Precis”., November 2008.

“Especially, Death”., July 2008.

“Human Behavior”,, 2008.

“Sinead O’Connor and Her Coat of a Thousand Bluebirds”,
“Pink”, and “Foxy is in the Tire Shop”.
Court Green, 5. 2007.

“Abuelo & Abuela” and “Fleshtone”. Gulfstream, 2007.

“Z-A”. Elixir Press, 2007.

“Aphorisms for Frida Kahlo”, “Why?” and “Works of Mercy”., 2007.

“An Interview with, Neil de la Flor, a Flaming Courtesan.” Wet:
A Journal of Proper Bathing, Issue 1, 2007.

“Memoir of a Barbed Wire Fence.”
Hayden’s Ferry Review, 2007.

“Z-A”. Collaboration with Maureen Seaton.
Elixir Press. 2007.

“Joey and the Banshee.”
Sentence, Summer #5 2007.

“Boat with a Boy’s Heart.”
Gulfcoast, Summer 2006.

“Poem with a Canary”, “Poem without a Bed”,
“Poem without a Pagoda”, and “Poem with a Failed Tornado”.
Collaboration with Maureen Seaton. Coconut 5, Summer 2006.

“Interview with Mr. de la Flor”.
Court Green, 2006.

Court Green, 2006.

“Conversação Humana”.
Opium, Summer 2006.

“The Invisible Chromosome”.
Barrow Street, Summer 2006.

“Pink Eye” and “Bi-Aquatic”. Collaboration with Maureen Seaton., Issue 17, Spring 2006.

“Skin”. Hotel Amerika, Spring 2006.

“In Toto” and “Tennessee Williams Talks to Birds or I’m Talking to Birds”., 2005.

“Towers of Palladium” and “The Sanctity of Life or How I Fell in Love With π”.
Collaboration with Kristine Snodgrass. Can We Have Our Ball, January, 2006.

“Floyd 2”. Collaboration with Maureen Seaton.
Three Candles, September 2005.

“The Holiness Code”. Collaboration with Maureen Seaton.
Three Candles, September 2005.

“Pilgrim Raids”. Collaboration with Maureen Seaton and Kristine Snodgrass.
Three Candles, September 2005.

“Closed Eyes/Universe”.
Lodestar Quarterly, June 2005.

“The Exegesis of Grease, the Soundtrack”., June 2005.

“The Coriolis Force”. Collaboration with Maureen Seaton.
Indiana Review, Volume 27, Number 1, 2005.

“The Holiness Code”, “Pilgrims Raid”, and “Floyd 2”.
Collaboration with Maureen Seaton and Kristine Snodgrass.

“Schrödinger’s Bones”, “Collaborators”, “Process”, and “Pars Pro Toto”.
Collaboration with Cynthia Daffron and Mario Matus., January 2005.

“Interview with Maureen Seaton”., February 2005.



2005 Vermont Studio Center
2004 Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference


2005 Partial Writer’s Grant, Vermont Studio Center.
2003 – 2005 James Michener Creative Writing Fellowship, University of Miami.


2007 Elixir Press, Finalist for Almost Dorothy.
2006 University of Wisconsin Press, Finalist for Almost Dorothy
2005 Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize Finalist for Almost Dorothy
2005 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize Finalist, Kent State University, for Almost
2005 Academy of American Poets, Alfred Boas Poetry Prize at the University
of Miami.
2005 Outstanding Graduate Student, University of Miami.
2004 Oscar Wilde Honorable Mention from Gival Press.
2004 Academy of American Poets, Alfred Boas Poetry Prize at the University
of Miami.
2004 A.W.P. Introduction Prize at the University of Miami for “Hull of a Ship”.
2003 Fred Shaw Fiction Prize at the University of Miami for “Almost Dorothy”.
2003 University of Miami Poetry Prize for “Sweetmeat”.