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Adam Falkner

Author's Bio

Adam Falkner is a writer, performer and educational consultant. He is a doctoral student in English Education at Columbia University's Teachers College and the Founder and Executive Director of the Dialogue Arts Project, an organization dedicated to using creative writing and the arts as tools for generating difficult dialogue across lines of social identity, conflict and difference. Twice-nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Adam's work has been published in Painted Bride Quarterly, Anti-, The Literary Bohemian and elsewhere, and has been incorporated into coursepacks for use in sociology and social work curricula throughout higher education. Adam has toured the United States as a featured artist, speaker and trainer at hundreds of colleges and universities, and was the featured performer at President Obama's Grassroots Ball at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. His work has also recently been featured on HBO, BET, Michigan and New York Public Radio, in Time Out New York, The New York Times, and elsewhere. He is currently a curriculum consultant at the Academy for Young Writers in Brooklyn NY, and an adjunct instructor of English Education at Columbia University's Teachers College.

Publications and Prizes

Ten for Faheem (Penmanship Books, 2012)
Anti-, Decomp Magazine, Frigg Magazine, Gigantic Sequins, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Literary Bohemian, The Other Journal, THRUSH Poetry 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), Georgia State University (), New York University (), University of Washington (), Warren Wilson College ()

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Please by Jericho Brown , Seven Years From Somewhere by Philip Levine, The Gold Cell by Sharon Olds , The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander , Hum by Jamaal May

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: April 27, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
Prefers to work with:
Teachers, Teenagers
Fluent in:
American Sign Language, English
Born in:
Ann Arbor, MI

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