Adam Byrn Tritt, MEd, CH, LMT, is a poet, essayist, screenwriter, teacher, social activist, and humorist. Tritt is the author of The Phoenix and the Dragon: Poems of the Alchemical Transformation, a collection of his poetry; several works of nonfiction, including the international bestseller Tellstones: Runic Divination in the Welsh Tradition; and his newest book, the delightful (and slightly disturbing) Bud the Spud.
Adam won the 2006 EPPIE Award for Poetry in an Anthology. In 1995 he was awarded an honorary doctorate for his work in religious tolerance and for the creation of TurningPoint, a nonprofit program providing alternative medicine to low-income individuals. He continues that passion today in the healthcare clinic he and his wife, Lee, dreamed of and created together—the Wellness Center.
He is equally at home speaking in lecture halls, giving public readings in bookstores, and visiting elementary school classrooms, where he can be found surrounded by children begging him to read Bud the Spud just one more time (while their parents and teachers beg him to stop).
Adam lives and writes—often simultaneously—in Palm Bay, Florida, with his son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter; a dingo; and a ridiculously large alligator, all under a very big tree. You can find his stimulating blog—mostly essays, creative non-fiction, and poetry—here.
He has some very cool swag for sale on the Merchandise page, like his PoetryPosters and Notecards. And some wonderful items featuring the lovable Alpaca Jones. Trust me, once you see this stuff, you won’t want to live without it.
Announcing the Ten Percent Project!
Ten percent of all income from purchases made at AdamTritt.com will be split between two of our favorite charities: Heifer International, which provides gifts of livestock and plants, as well as education in sustainable agriculture, to financially disadvantaged families around the world; and Namaste Direct, which funds small loans to first-time borrowers, primarily women, in some of the more marginalized communities in Central America. These loans are used to create or augment a small business such that the borrower can reach economic self-sufficiency for herself and her family.
The “Get Adamus into Wikipedia” Contest
Adam is mentioned in Wikipedia on the page dealing with runic magic. This is due to his book Tellstones: Runic Divination in the Welsh Tradition. He is also mentioned in a Wikipedia page about the 34th Street Wall in Gainesville, Florida. But other than that, why on Earth would he not have his own page? Well, you can’t put yourself in Wikipedia. But others can. If you think he deserves a mention, would you like to write a nifty little article and help spread the word about him? Here is a piece on contributing new articles to Wikipedia. Get him a mention and you’ll win a free copy of everything Adam has produced to date (books, notecards, PoetryPosters, the whole shebang)!
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