Noah Falck

Noah Falck - Education Director - Just Buffalo Literary Center
Education Director

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, & 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.

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You Are In Nearly Every Future

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

Noah Falck - Snowmen Losing Weight - Just Buffalo Literary Center

Snowmen Losing Weight

“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

Life As A Crossword Puzzle

“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.”
—Tyler Meier

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Workshops & Events

Big Night: Pamela Lu & Noah Falck

Saturday, December 1, 2012

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.

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Burchfield Penney Second Friday

Friday, December 11, 2015


Live Music & Reading

Ten Cent Howl & Noah Falck

1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14222
Date: December 11, 2015
Time: 5:30—7:30 p.m. (more…)

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Clinical Trials

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


Virtual Reality Meditation Spa

Box Gallery
667 Main Street
Buffalo, NY
Date: December 15, 2015 — January 3, 2016
Time: 5:00 p.m. — 8:30 p.m. (more…)

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Peach Mag Reading

Friday, October 14, 2016

Peach Mag

387 Franklin Street
Buffalo, New York 14202
Date: October 14, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. (more…)

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Right Here, Right Now: The Buffalo Anthology Release Party

Saturday, December 10, 2016
Right Here, Right Now The Buffalo Anthology

Market Arcade
617 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: December 10, 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m. (more…)

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Foundlings Vol. 2 Release Party

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Foundlings Vol 2 Reading

Sterling Tap and Wurst
1487 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14216
Date: December 29, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. (more…)

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STUDIO: Rosa Alcalá, Michael Kelleher & Noah Falck

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street @ Mohawk, 2nd Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m. (more…)

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Road Less Traveled Poetry Showcase

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Road Less Traveled Theater
500 Pearl Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Date: March 29, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m. (more…)

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Aidan Ryan’s Book Release Party

Friday, April 28, 2017


Burns Building
25 E Huron St, 5th floor
Buffalo, New York 14213
Date: April 28, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. (more…)

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Flip the Script: Buffalo Actors Reading Buffalo Poets

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Road Less Traveled Productions
500 Pearl Street
Buffalo, New York 14202
Date: May 3, 2017
Time: 7:00 – 10:30 p.m. (more…)

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Poets Storm Nietzsche’s

Monday, May 8, 2017

248 Allen Street
Buffalo, New York 14201
Date: May 8, 2017
Time: 8:00-9:00 p.m. (more…)

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Silo City Reading Series: Mathias Svalina

Saturday, June 3, 2017
Mathias Svalina
Aidan Ryan
music by Cages
film by Mary Helena Clark

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Julie Byrne // Lara Buckley // Noah Falck

Friday, July 28, 2017

Silo City
100 Silo City Row
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: June 20, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m. (more…)

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Peach Mag Season 1 Yearbook Launch Party

Friday, August 18, 2017


Alana Kelley
Caroline Rayner
Hannah Nathanson
Joe Hall
Kevin Thurston
Noah Falck
Pat Kewley
Robin Jordan

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Cornucopia: A Mini Poetry Festival

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Lakeward Spirits Event Center
65 Vandalia Street
Buffalo, NY
Date: November 25, 2017
Time: 12:00–6:00 p.m. (more…)

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“MY NEXT HEART” Launch Party

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
My Next Heart New Buffalo Poetry

Mohawk Place
43 E. Mohawk Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Date: December 13, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. (more…)

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Noah Falck

My Next Heart: New Buffalo Poetry

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

Noah Falck - Celebrity Dream Poems - Just Buffalo Literary Center

Celebrity Dream Poems

“‘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.”
—Bob Hicok

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