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Adam Falkner

Author's Bio

Adam Falkner is a writer, high school English teacher 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 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

Books:
Ten for Faheem (Penmanship Books, 2012)
Anthologies:
The Barbershop Chronicles (Penmanship Books, 2009)
Journals:
Decomp Magazine, Gigantic Sequins, The Literary Bohemian, The Other Journal, Union Station Magazine
Performances:
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)

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 19, 2014

More Information

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

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