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Ed Falco

Ed Falco, Professor

Ed Falco
Ed Falco, Professor

Department of English
411 Shanks Hall (0112) 
181 Turner Street NW 
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-7743 |

As an author and a teacher, Ed Falco is interested in both print and digital writing. Falco's most recent books are the poetry collection Wolf Moon Blood Moon (LSU, 2017), the novels Toughs (Unbridled Books, 2014) and The Family Corleone (Grand Central, 2012), and the short story collection, Burning Man (SMU, 2011). Earlier books include the novel Saint John of the Five Boroughs; the short story collection, Sabbath Night in the Church of the Piranha: New and Selected Stories; the novel, Wolf Point; and a collection of literary and experimental short fictions, In the Park of Culture. Falco's interest in digital writing (which is also called new media writing, hypertext, or electronic literature) dates back to the earliest days of personal computers, and he has a novel (A Dream with Demons) and a poetry/short fiction collection (Sea Island) available on CD from Eastgate Systems, as well as various works available online, including "Chemical Landscapes, Digital Tales," written in collaboration with the photographer, Mary Pinto, and included in the Electronic Literature Organization's CD/Web anthology, The Electronic Literature Collection, Volume I. Falco writes plays, and a recent one, a two-hander entitled Possum Dreams, was produced by None Too Fragile Theatre in Akron, Ohio, and Off Off Broadway at Shetler Studio Theatre 54 in New York.

  • Creative Writing (Novels and Short Stories)
  • Playwriting
  • Literary and Experimental Short Fictions and Prose Poems
  • Electronic Literature
  • Poetry
  • MA, Syracuse University
  • BS, SUNY at New Paltz
  • Electronic Literature
  • Associated Writing Programs
  • The Playwright's Center
  • MFA Faculty Committee
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction
  • Robert Penn Warren Prize in Poetry
  • Pushcart Prize for the Short Story


  • Wolf Moon Blood Moon: Poems. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2017.
  • Sabbath Night in the Church of the Piranha: New and Selected Stories
  • Toughs (novel)
  • Burning Man (short stories)
  • The Family Corleone (novel, based on a screenplay by Mario Puzo)
  • The Miscreant  (The Road Theatre, Los Angeles)
  • Possum Dreams (Theatre 54, New York)
  • “The Artist,” in The Atlantic Monthly & Best American Short Stories
  • “The Revenant,” in The Southern Review & The Pushcart Prize

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