A. Jay Adler


Author's Bio

A. Jay Adler writes in all genres, publishing in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, essay, film criticism, and political and cultural commentary. He has written for the theater and won awards for screenwriting. He did his graduate studies at Columbia University, teaches English at Fordham University and Queens College, CUNY, and is Professor Emeritus in English at Los Angeles Southwest College. Academic specializations in literature for which he trained were British and American Modernism and James Joyce studies. Adler later developed specializations in rhetoric and composition and, drawing on his undergraduate concentration in philosophy, argumentation and critical thinking. Earlier careers were as an executive in the international air courier industry and a troubled soul. (The troubles passed, but the soul remains a lifelong challenge.) 

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Waiting for Word (Finishing Line Press, 2021)
Footnote: A Literary Journal of History

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New York, NY
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Last update: Jan 22, 2021