Nebraska Authors

Dominique Garay

Born Lincoln, NE (USA)

Garay is a Performance Poet and Slam Poet who performed in a 2005 televised special with Ted Kooser. He leads workshops and was a 2003 and 2006 Omaha Slam Team member. He was a National Poetry Slam semi-finalist in both those years.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Miami, FL

Author Of

  • Poetry


Poetry; Slam Poetry


Lincoln Southeast High School, Lincoln, NE
Undergraduate work, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Screenplay Writer
Slam Poet

Places Worked

Independent Youth Theater Company


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 21 March 2010
National Poetry Slam Semi-Finalist in 2003 and 2006
Nominee, Best Slam Poet, 2006 Omaha Entertainment Awards
2006 Amnesty International Poet of Conscience
2006 Nebraska Book Award for Best Anthology for Slamma Lamma Ding Dong: An Anthology of Nebraska's Slam Poets


Poetry--Capturing The Moment With U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser & Friends. 2005. (DVD with Ted Kooser)
Slamma Lamma Ding Dong: An Anthology of Nebraska's Slam Poets. 2005. (contributor)
3 Feet Back of My Head. 2010.
Pedrito: "El Chicken Chiquito". 2011.

In March 2010 Dominique Garay and Oscar Rios were featured in the Ames Reading Series program:

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