Hot Bots: An Interview with Leonardo Flores

by Jessica Lauer


Dr. Leonardo Flores is a full professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico: Mayagüez Campus and the treasurer for the Electronic Literature Organization. He was the 2012–2013 Fulbright Scholar in Digital Culture at the University of Bergen in Norway. His research areas are electronic literature (especially poetry) and its preservation via criticism, documentation, and digital archives. He is the creator and publisher of a scholarly blogging project titled I ♥ E-Poetry and a member of the editorial collective for the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 3. For more information on his current work, visit

Jessica Lauer is a PhD student at Michigan Tech. She might graduate one day.

Thanks to Dr. Sarah Bell at Michigan Tech for her help with the design of this interview, and to the Kairos Interview editors for their patience and guidance.