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Jake Adam York (Aug. 10, 1972-Dec. 16, 2012)
Denver, CO

Hometown: Gadsden, AL

The Alabama Writers’ Forum is saddened to report that award-winning poet and Forum friend Jake Adam York, 40, passed away on December 16, 2012.


Publications and Awards


AbideSouthern Illinois University Press, 2014
Persons Unknown, Southern Illinois University Press, 2010
A Murmuration of Starlings, Southern Illinois University Press, 2008
Murder Ballads, Elixir Press, 2005

A Face to Meet The Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry, University of Akron Press, Forthcoming
Love Rise Up, Benu Press, Forthcoming
The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume III: Contemporary Appalachia, Texas Review Press, 2010
Whatever Remembers Us: An Anthology of Alabama Poetry, Negative Capability Press, 2007
And Others

Ninth Letter, Forthcoming
Pleiades, Forthcoming
Literary Imagination, Forthcoming
The Southern Review, Spring 2011
Northwest Review , Spring and Fall 2010
And Others

Literary Awards:
Creative Writing Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, 2013
Poetry Prize,Third Coast, 2010
Summer Poet in Residence,University of Mississippi, 2009
Colorado Book Award in Poetry, 2008
Open Competition in Poetry,Crab Orchard, 2007
And Others

  • ASCA
  • AHA
  • SCAC
  • DYS