In Remembrance: Donald W. Faulkner ’78MPhil Died on April 10 2018

Donald Faulkner passed away on April 10, 2018, at his home in Schenectady, New York.  He was 66. He was a poet, editor, and essayist and led the New York State Writers Institute for nearly 22 years.

A full obituary appeared in the Albany Times-Union on April 16, 2018.

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  • Regina Giannini
    Regina Giannini, 4:48pm August 21 2022 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    Don Faulkner taught me at the Yale Summer Writing Program, and for several semesters during law school and seminary. He was a brilliant teacher. I just learned of his passing recently and will miss him.

  • Priscilla Gilman
    Priscilla Gilman, 12:08am February 24 2023 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    Don Faulkner taught me in the only creative writing class I ever took, at Yale, in the Fall of 1990. He was a brilliant teacher, a kind man, a generous and rigorous and loving mentor. I'm so sad to learn that he died so young. Thank you, Don, for all you gave me. You always believed I could be a writer, and I finally became one.

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