Adrian Shirk

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Adrian Shirk is the author of And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy, a hybrid-memoir exploring the lives of American women prophets and mystics, named an NPR ‘Best Book’ of 2017. She's currently working on a manuscript about utopian communities. Shirk was raised in Portland, Oregon, and has since lived in New York and Wyoming. She's a frequent contributor to Catapult, and her essays have appeared in The Atlantic, among others. Currently, she teaches in Pratt Institute’s BFA Creative Writing Program, and lives on the border of the Bronx and Yonkers with her husband Sweeney and Quentin the cat. 

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Heart of the Empire

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

Dec 17, 2015
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Hot Topic: Why Are Shopping Malls Dead?

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

Oct 16, 2015
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This Building Is Yours

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

Sep 22, 2015