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.

A Few Notes on Craft — and Games

I remember clearly though it’s more than fifteen years past a graduate-school colleague standing up in the apartment of a friend, several hours of workshop conversation behind us, and declaring that he wanted to be remembered as a craftsman, a…

A Craft Note on The Craft Note

I spent this past weekend at the annual AWP Conference in Chicago, alternately overstimulated by the crowd in the bookfair and by the conversations in and around the panels. I participated in two panels that discussed intersections of race and…

The Fact of a Poem

Earlier this week, while there were some interesting—and interestingly broad—reactions to the excerpts from the forthcoming/arriving book The Lifespan of a Fact by John D’Agata and Jim Fingal printed in Harper’s (see here and here by KR Writer’s Workshop’s own…

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