Director of the NYS Writers Institute
M. Phil., Yale
Philosophy and Modern Studies.
Science Library (LE) 320
Donald W. Faulkner is the Director of the New York State Writers Institute, Associate Professor, English and Theatre Departments at the University at Albany, and a former Director of the University's Center for Arts and Humanities (1998-99).
Faulkner has published two collections of poems, At Dunkard Creek and In Dyers Wood, and edited four books of writings by eminent literary critic Malcolm Cowley, which includes The Portable Cowley, The Penguin 20th Century Classics edition of Exile's Return, and most recently, Malcolm Cowley on New England Writers and Writing. He recently appeared as a featured commentator in the A&E Biography/.Crisman Films production, The Lost Generation.
Faulkner worked as a writer-in-residence at the Connecticut Hospice, an experience that provides the basis for a forthcoming nonfiction book. Faulkner has been twice recipient of the Connecticut Commission on the Arts Award for writing, and has written across the forms of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry for publications as diverse as Vanity Fair and Sewanee Review.
Prior to joining the Institute in 1995, he taught creative writing and literature at Yale University since the early 1980's. Faulkner has received Fellowships and Awards from The Newberry Library, The Connecticut Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Danforth Foundation, and the Society for Values in Higher Education.