Adam Falkner

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer, Spoken Word Artist

Brooklyn, NY

Author's Bio

Dr. Adam Falkner is an poet, educator and arts & culture strategist. He is the author of Adoption (Winner of the 2017 Diode Editions Chapbook Award) and The Willies (forthcoming from Button Poetry, 2020), and his work has appeared in a range of print and media spaces including on programming for HBO, NBC, NPR, BET, in the New York Times, and elsewhere. A former high school English teacher in New York City’s public schools, Adam is the Founder and Executive Director of the pioneering diversity consulting initiative, the Dialogue Arts Project, and Special Projects Director for Urban Word NYC, in which capacity he oversees the New York City Youth Poet Laureate program, and the organization’s partnerships with corporate and cultural institutions across the country. Adam has toured the United States as a guest artist, lecturer and trainer for thousands of students, educators and culture workers, and was the featured performer at President Obama’s Grassroots Ball at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. He holds a Ph.D. in English and Education from Columbia University.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Book:
Constructivist Education in an Age of Accountability (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
Journal:
Word Riot

Poetry

Anthology:
The Break Beat Poets (Haymarket Books, 2015)
Chapbooks:
Adoption (Diode Editions, 2018)
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Ten for Faheem (Penmanship Books, 2014)
Journals:
Anti-
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Frigg Magazine
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The Literary Bohemian
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Winter Tangerine Review
Performance:
Page Meets Stage with Philip Levine (2010)

Spoken Word

Performances:
Best Buy Performance Stage (2010)
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Bowery Poetry Club (2010)
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Le Poisson Rouge (2010)
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Nuyorican Poets Cafe (2010)
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Sarah Lawrence College (2010)
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Bar 13 (2009)
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Hampshire College (2009)
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National Poetry Slam (2009)
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Georgia State University ()
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New York University ()
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University of Washington ()
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Warren Wilson College ()
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

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
LGBTQ, White
Fluent in: 
American Sign Language, English, Spanish
Born in: 
Ann Arbor
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Last update: May 01, 2019