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 New York Times, the Village Voice, the Boston Phoenix, the Mississippi Review, the Bellevue Literary Review, and Post Road, as well as on the Websites babble.com and smithmag.net.
Sexton teaches at Yale College and in Columbia University's Creative Writing Program, and he has lectured at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the University of Pennsylvania's Kelly Writers House, New York University, and the University of Alabama, where he delivered the Hudson Strode Lecture in the Age of Shakespeare. He also has lectured at the Mohegan Sun and in Central Park. 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 about teaching, writing, and literature by the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, Poets & Writers, 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. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Kira, their son Alexander, and the family's pug, Delilah.
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