ADAM REID SEXTON is the author, editor, or adapter of more than ten published books, which have been translated into Japanese, Indonesian, and Farsi. His anthology Rap on Rap was acquired by Harvard's W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research, while Desperately Seeking Madonna is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archive.

Sexton's fiction, essays, and reviews have been published in the Boston Phoenix, the New York Times, the Village Voice, the Bellevue Literary Review, the Mississippi Review, and Post Road, as well as on the Websites babble.com, and thesefiftystates.org.

Sexton teaches at Yale University, where he is a Lecturer in the English Department, a Critic on the faculty of Yale's School of Art, and a Silliman College Fellow. He has taught at Columbia University and Parsons School of Design, and he has lectured at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the University of Pennsylvania's Kelly Writers House, and the University of Alabama, where he delivered the Hudson Strode Lecture in the Age of Shakespeare. He is scheduled to teach at the 54th Cape Cod Writers Conference this summer.

Sexton has read from his work at the Knitting Factory and Pete's Candy Store, and for four years he curated a reading series at KGB Bar. He has been interviewed by the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, and npr.com, and one of his classes was broadcast on BBC radio.

Sexton received his M.F.A. in Writing from the School of the Arts at Columbia University and his B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar.