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Adrian Shirk

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Adrian Shirk is an American essayist and memoirist (b. 1988). She is the author of And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy (Counterpoint Press), a hybrid-memoir exploring American women prophets, named an NPR Best Book of 2017. Shirk was raised in Portland, Oregon, and has since lived in New York and Wyoming. She’s a columnist at 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