NOAH FALCK is the author of Exclusions (Tupelo Press, 2019) and Snowmen Losing Weight (BatCat Press, 2012), and several chapbooks including You Are In Nearly Every Future (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2017). He co-edited My Next Heart: New Buffalo Poetry (BlazeVox Books, 2017) and has been anthologized in Poem-A-Day 365 Poems for Every Occasion (Abrams Books, 2015). His work has appeared in Boston Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Denver Quarterly, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, & Poets.org. Originally from Dayton, Ohio, he now lives in Buffalo, New York, where he works as Education Director at Just Buffalo Literary Center and curates the Silo City Reading Series a multimedia poetry series inside a 130-foot abandoned grain elevator.
“You Are In Nearly Every Future carries with it the feeling of a party that has long passed or a dream that’s grown hazy in the din of the alarm clock. Falck offers up tenderness and understanding in the face of some unknown encroaching darkness, and though it’s suggested that the worst hasn’t yet come, you can feel the warm weight of hope in every line: ‘you hold me closer / than ever before / you say the word earth / as if it has already ended.'” —Matthew Bookin
“I hear Whitman in the poems in Snowmen Losing Weight. There’s more than a yawping echo here, there’s this huge tenderness and intellect, as well as a party’s worth of strangeness and play, and a lingering darkness.”
— Nick Sturm author of How We Light
“The tonal textures-mini-tragedies, high comedy, irony in sequins, cheap jokes, silver—pure pathos, poems that feel like a clemency—mash up and make something that looks at once like a chimera, then a mirror. And perhaps that’s why I’m drawn to this chapbook. Always accessible, Falck is making possible what normally isn’t possible: fantasy moonlighting as realism, irony dressed up in the ‘I mean this with all my heart’ sweatpants.”
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Featuring: Poetry: Pamela Lu & Noah Falck | Music: Gutpole| Performance: Kyle Butler | Food: Geoffrey Gatza
Where: The WNY Book Arts Center
When: December 1, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
“My Next Heart is a journey through a city the way it should be: many hands, many images, many cars with many windows down. All of the work inside of this anthology sings to a different corner of the place where it was born. Even the work that isn’t about Buffalo sings to a very particular emotional interior that builds its own, new home. You will love this anthology if you love a place you were born, or born again. You will love this anthology if you close your eyes from somewhere you are and dream of somewhere you want to be. There are many ways to see yourself in this bounty of lovely, furious, heartfelt, high stakes writing. I hope you will find at least one.”
— Hanif Abdurraqib author of They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us
“‘I walk for hours through a meadow,/my pockets leaking bacon bits’—this is how Noah Falck sees Bill Clinton, and more importantly, how Noah Falck sees us seeing Bill Clinton. Celebrities are mirrors in which we watch ourselves watching them. These poems purify that experience, and in doing so, clarify the beauty and sadness of fame—how much we want to matter, and that mattering now is largely tied up in fame. God, I fear, needs a press agent. The book’s Berryman epigraph—Peoples bore me—seems a head fake here—people do not bore Noah Falck. What surprises me most is how much he makes me feel for these people I feel nothing for. I mean you, Lindsay Lohan, and you, Tom Cruise. Here, you are resurrected . . . as human.”
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