The Colorado poetry community has suffered a grievous loss. Jake Adam York died suddenly on Dec. 16, 2012, at age 40. The Denver Post story.
Jake Adam York is an assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center and a contributing editor for Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee Review as well as the editor of Thicket, a journal of Alabama literature, and a poetry editor for storySouth, an online journal dedicated to the literature of the American South. His poems have appeared in Shenandoah, The Southern Review, Quarterly West, GulfCoast, The Greensboro Review, Poetry Daily, Blackbird, and many other journals. His work has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, his collection of poems Murder Ballads appeared from Elixir Press in 2005, and his latest book of poems, A Murmuration of Starlings (So. Illinois Univ. Press, 12008) received the Colorado Book Award in Poetry.