Jake Adam York
08.10.1972 - 12.16.2012
Jake Adam York was an award-winning American poet. He published three books of poetry: Murder Ballads (2005), selected by Jane Satterfield for the Fifth Annual Elixir Press Awards Judge’s Prize; A Murmuration of Starlings (2008), which was selected by Cathy Song for the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry and won the 2008 Colorado Book Award in Poetry; and Persons Unknown (2010), an editor’s selection in the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry; as well as a work of literary history, The Architecture of Address: The Monument and Public Speech in American Poetry, published by Routledge in 2005. York was an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Colorado Denver, where he directed an undergraduate Creative Writing program and produced the literary journal Copper Nickel with his students and colleagues.