Dr. Adam Falkner is a poet, educator and arts and culture strategist. He is the author of The Willies (Button Poetry, 2020) and Adoption (Winner of the 2017 Diode Editions Chapbook Award). His work has appeared in a range of print and media spaces, including HBO, NBC, 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 group the Dialogue Arts Project, where he develops and facilitates trainings for school districts, companies, and cultural institutions across the country. He holds a Ph.D. in English and Education from Columbia University. Learn more about him at www.adamfalknerarts.com.