Adam Falkner

19 South Portland
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone: 
734 223-6383

Author's Bio

Adam Falkner is an artist, educator and consultant. His work has appeared in a range of literary and academic journals, and has also been featured 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 consultant, 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

Books: 
Ten for Faheem
(Penmanship Books, 2012)
Anthologies: 
The Break Beat Poets
(Haymarket Books, 2015)
Journals: 
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
Performances: 
Bar 13
(2009)
, Best Buy Performance Stage
(2010)
, Bowery Poetry Club
(2010)
, Georgia State University , Hampshire College
(2009)
, Le Poisson Rouge
(2010)
, National Poetry Slam
(2009)
, New York University , Nuyorican Poets Cafe
(2010)
, Page Meets Stage with Philip Levine
(2010)
, Sarah Lawrence College
(2010)
, University of Washington, Warren Wilson College

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: 
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
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Last updated: Feb 22, 2017