Adam Falkner

19 South Portland
Brooklyn, NY 11217
734 223-6383

Author's Bio

Adam Falkner is an artist, educator and consultant. He is the author of "Adoption," winner of the 2017 Diode Editions Chapbook Award, and his work has appeared in a range of literary and academic journals, as well as on HBO, NBC, NPR, BET, Upworthy, in the New York Times, and elsewhere. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the pioneering diversity consulting initiative, the Dialogue Arts Project, and Chief Operating Officer of Urban Word NYC, a nationally acclaimed youth literary arts organization. A former high school English teacher in New York City’s public schools, Adam has toured the United States as a guest artist, speaker and trainer, and was the featured performer at President Obama’s Grassroots Ball at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. He teaches at Vassar College and Columbia University’s Teachers College, where he is an Arthur Zankel Fellow and PhD candidate in the English and Education program.

Publications and Prizes

The Break Beat Poets
(Haymarket Books, 2015)
Anti-, Brooklyn Rail, Decomp Magazine, Frigg Magazine, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Literary Bohemian, The Other Journal, THRUSH Poetry Journal, Union Station Magazine, Winter Tangerine Review, Word Riot
Bar 13
, Best Buy Performance Stage
, Bowery Poetry Club
, Georgia State University , Hampshire College
, Le Poisson Rouge
, National Poetry Slam
, New York University , Nuyorican Poets Cafe
, Page Meets Stage with Philip Levine
, Sarah Lawrence College
, University of Washington, Warren Wilson College
(Diode Editions, 2018)
, Adoption
(Diode Editions, 2018)
, Ten for Faheem
(Penmanship Books, 2014)
Prizes Won: 
Winner of the 2017 Diode Editions Chapbook Award 

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce by Morgan Parker
Seven Years From Somewhere by Philip Levine
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
The Break Beat Poets Anthology by Haymarket Books
Hum by Jamaal May

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, 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
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Last updated: Apr 23, 2018