Allan Graubard is a poet, writer, and playwright with works translated in numerous languages. His plays have premiered in the U.S. and EU. He is the editor of and contributing author to Into the Mylar Chamber: Ira Cohen (Fulgur, UK, 2019), American liaison for and contributing author to the International Encyclopedia of Surrealism (Bloomsbury, UK, 2019), and editorial advisor for and contributing author to A Phala: Revisita do Movimento Surrealista (Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2015). Forthcoming in 2020 is a new book of poems and tales, Western Terrace (Exstasis Editions, Victoria, BC) while 2019 saw Language of Birds, a collaboration with artist Rik Lina (Anon Editions, NY/Flagstaff). In 2017, A Crescent by Any Other Name, selected tales, published (Anon Editions, NY/LA). That same year he was co-editor of and contributing author to The Art of Conduction: A Conduction Workbook by the renowned conductor-composer Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris (Karma Books, NY), with whom he was a principal collaborator for over three decades. Other titles of fiction and poetry are: Sirenes (Phasm Press, NY), Targets (Anon Editions, NY/LA), And tell tulip the summer (Quattro Books, Toronto), and Roma Amor, with photographs by Ira Cohen (Spuyten Duyvil Press, NY). He was co-editor of the expansive, two-volume: Invisible Heads: Surrealists in North America – An Untold Story (Anon Editions, NY/LA) and guest editor of and contributing author to a centennial celebration of poet Gherasim Luca (Hyperion, Contra Mundum Press, NY).
As guest artist and speaker, he has presented at the Lee Strasberg Theater & Film Institute, NYU/Tisch School for the Arts, Angel Orensanz Foundation, Bowery Poetry Club, Corneilia Street Cafe, KGB, Karma Gallery, Sidewalk Cafe, and Romanian Culture Center (NY); Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center and California Institute of the Arts (LA); Wesleyan University (CT); University of Colorado (Boulder); Willamette University (OR); McGill University (Montreal); Catholic University of America (Washington, DC); Cite des Arts and University of Louisiana, (Lafayette, LA); October Gallery (London, UK) and Trinity and Saint Peter’s Colleges, Oxford University (Oxford, UK); MES International Theater Festival (Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina); and the Sibiu International Theater Festival (Sibiu, Romania). Allan has read his works and that of other writers widely, and lives in Manhattan.