Essayist | Radio Producer | Instructor
Writing and Editing | Greater New York City Area, US
Adrian Shirk is the author of And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy (forthcoming, Counterpoint Press), narrative essays on American women prophets and spiritual icons. Shirk was raised in Portland, Oregon, and has since lived in New York and Wyoming. She’s a columnist at Catapult, where she writes about the hidden histories of otherwise unremarkable buildings. Her writing is interested in preserving and cultivating palimpsest, in a wide variety of spheres: religion, gender, cities, family, built space. Her essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Morning News, Atlas Obscura, Airship Daily and Wilder Quarterly, and others, and she has produced radio stories for Wyoming Public Media and Pop Up Archive. She teaches women’s studies, English, and creative writing at Pratt Institute, and lives on the border of the Bronx and Yonkers with her husband, Sweeney, and Quentin the cat.