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.

Namesakes: On Titles

A few weeks back, I was in Boston for a reading when a friend showed me the Amazon page for Jane Springer’s forthcoming book, Murder Ballad. My friend asked “Doesn’t…

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