Adrian Shirk

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Adrian Shirk is the author of And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy (Counterpoint Press, forthcoming), narrative expeditions of American women prophets and spiritual icons. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Atlas Obscura, The Morning News and others. She teaches women's studies and creative writing at Pratt Institute, and lives on the border of the Bronx and Yonkers, with her husband Sweeney and Quentin the cat.

Stories

Cover Photo: Odd Fellows at the Rockland Palace by Adrian  Shirk
Odd Fellows at the Rockland Palace

The Harlem Renaissance and the Great Depression intersected at the Rockland Palace.

Dec 15, 2016
Cover Photo: photo by Wally Gobetz/flickr
Only the Dogs Know Red Hook

A dangling bit of coastline at the bottom of Brooklyn.

Nov 15, 2016
Cover Photo: US President Jimmy Carter tours the South Bronx, 1977.
A Visit to Charlotte Street

“The story we tell about the Bronx is changing.”

Oct 05, 2016
Cover Photo: All photos courtesy of Adrian Shirk
Towers of Tomorrow

“They looked like abandoned villain headquarters in a comic book.”

Apr 20, 2016
Cover Photo: Parker Seybold
Where Entire Rooms Have Gone Missing

On the legacy and future of Brooklyn’s Admiral’s Row houses.

Feb 17, 2016
Cover Photo: Wally Gobetz
Heart of the Empire

“People kept saying no more roads, but Robert Moses didn’t listen.”

Dec 17, 2015
Cover Photo: Nicholas Eckhart
Hot Topic: Why Are Shopping Malls Dead?

“That tidy dream of ours has had to give way.”

Oct 16, 2015
Cover Photo: Lesbian Poetry Archives
This Building Is Yours

“Maybe any time a woman reimagines indoor space is a political act.”

Sep 22, 2015