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Jake Adam York

Visiting Scholar and
   Associate Professor
James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference

Office: Callaway N314
Creative Writing Program
Emory University
537 Kilgo Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322 

404-727-6484 (Office)
404-727-4672 (Fax)
jake.adam.york@emory.edu

Spring 2012 office hours:

Wednesday 12:30-1:30


JAKE ADAM YORK

Jake Adam York is the author of three books of poems—Murder Ballads (2005), winner of the Elixir Prize in Poetry; A Murmuration of Starlings (2008), co-winner of the Crab Orchard Open Competition and winner of the Colorado Book Award; and Persons Unknown (2010), published by Southern Illinois University Press as an editor’s selection in the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry. His work has appeared in numerous literary journals including The Southern Review, Kenyon Review, Pleiades, New South, Ninth Letter, Shenandoah, The Northwest Review, and Poetry Daily.

An associate professor at the University of Colorado-Denver, York co-edits Copper Nickel. In 2009, York was the University of Mississippi’s Summer Poet in Residence, and in 2011, he was the Richard Thomas Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Kenyon College. He is a 2011-2012 Visiting Faculty Fellow at the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference at Emory University.

Originally from Alabama, York was educated at Auburn and Cornell. He is also the author of a work of literary criticism, The Architecture of Address: The Monument and Public Speech in American Poetry, published by Routledge in 2005. He is currently at work on a book of poems entitled Abide and a critical study of artistic responses to the Civil Rights Movement entitled Monument and Memento.


Jake Adam York's website: www.jakeadamyork.com

My most recent book, Persons Unknown

Poem: "te lyra pulsa manu, or something like that": http://www.primenumbermagazine.com/Issue2_Poetry_JakeAdamYork.html

Poem: "Double Negatives" http://connotationpress.com/index.php/featured-guest-editor/poetry-october-2009/143-jake-adam-york-poetry

Poem: "The Crowd He Becomes" http://thediagram.com/7_2/york.html

"Anniversary": four poems at Southern Spaces --- http://www.southernspaces.org/2010/anniversary


Dream Boy

Murder Ballads

My Drowning

A Mumuration of Starlings

Mr. Universe

Persons Unknown

Winter Birds

The Architecture of Address


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