Adam Day

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Adam Day
Book Author Photo.jpg
Day in 2015
Born Louisville, Kentucky
Nationality American
Alma mater New York University
Occupation Poet and critic
Organization Baltic Writing Residency
Notable work Model of a City in Civil War and Badger, Apocrypha

Adam Day is an American poet and critic. He is the author of one full-length collection of poetry, Model of a City in Civil War, and one chapbook of poetry, Badger, Apocrypha.

Life and work[edit]

Day was born in raised primarily in Louisville's working class south end. He graduated from Eckerd College (2001), and from New York University (2004) with an MFA in creative writing.

He is currently director of the Baltic Writing Residency,[1] which was founded in 2008 in an effort to nurture the literary arts by each year offering individuals a month-long residency in Stockholm, Sweden; a week-long residency at a historic croft cottage in Brora, Scotland; three months at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, just outside Louisville, Kentucky.

Day also curated the InKY Reading Series at the Bard's Town[2] from 2012 to 2016. He is a contributing editor for The Tusculum Review and Memorious.[3]

He has taught English and creative writing at Earlham College, New York University, Bellarmine University, the University of Houston, the University of Kentucky, and elsewhere.

Day's work "creates a liminal space wherein references to strange historical anecdotes share a stage with more introspective and personal utterances."[4] In 2011, Day was selected by David Lehman for the PEN Emerging Writers Award, citing "Day is unafraid to conjoin historical and fictional personages for effects that startle and provoke, as in 'Combine,' in which Stalin, Goya, Queen Anne, and Tennessee Williams are among the cast of characters. Impressive, too, is the poem in which Day juxtaposes excerpts 'From an Interview with Kenzaburo Oe, with Stage Directions from Synge's Riders to the Sea.' This poet's technical prowess, adventurousness, and wide-ranging curiosity give pleasure now and the promise of a great deal more to come."[5]

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