Adam Falkner is a New York City-based poet, performer, essayist, full-time public high school teacher and educational consultant. Published in a number of anthologies and journals (see below), Adam's work has also been incorporated into coursepacks for use curricula in post-secondary education and has been featured on HBO, BET, Michigan and New York Public Radio and in Time Out New York. In addition to having performed at over 100 colleges and universities throughout the United States, Adam also leads professional development workshops for faculty and staff at institutions for higher education about how to incorporate performance art, creative writing and intergroup dialogue into the teaching and training processes. He currently teaches 11th grade English/Creative Writing at the Academy for Young Writers in Brooklyn.
Publications and Prizes
Ten for Faheem (Penmanship Books, 2012)
The Barbershop Chronicles (Penmanship Books, 2009)
Decomp Magazine, Gigantic Sequins, The Literary Bohemian, The Other Journal, Union Station Magazine
Best Buy Performance Stage (2010), Bowery Poetry Club (2010), Le Poisson Rouge (2010), Nuyorican Poets Cafe (2010), Richmond Poetry Slam (2010), Sarah Lawrence College (2010), Bar 13 (2009), Hampshire College (2009), National Poetry Slam (2009)
What I'm Reading Now:
Please by Jericho Brown , Seven Years From Somewhere by Philip Levine, The Gold Cell by Sharon Olds , Beloved by Toni Morrison
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Listing last updated: January 29, 2013