About Jake Adam York

Jake Adam York is the author of three books of poems—Murder Ballads (2005), A Murmuration of Starlings (2008) and Persons Unknown (2010)—and a work of literary history, The Architecture of Address: The Monument and Public Speech in American Poetry (2005). An Associate Professor at the University of Colorado-Denver and an editor of Copper Nickel, York is currently a Visiting Faculty Scholar at Emory University's James Weldon Johnson Institute.

Forms of Enthusiasm: On Chapbooks

Back at the end of August, I was writing to suggest the value of enthusiastic engagements—interviews, conversations, encomia, even blurbs, however hyperbolic—as counterweights to “negative” reviews, which too often seem to exemplify judgment or criticism. I think a well crafted…

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