Describing Jake York as “a poet \relentlessly dedicated to the foot soldiers of the civil rights movement, with occasional forays into celebrating the virtues of barbecue,” the Denver Post notes that Jake, an associate professor at the University of Colorado Denver, was named a Literature Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts this year. […]
One summer, Jake York was the poet-in-residence, living in the house the University uses to house Grisham visiting writers, and, for the fourth of July, Joe, Jake, and I roasted a whole hog for a big party of family and friends. I have a lot of pictures of the process, but not any […]
Jake York, the poet from Alabama whose subjects ranged from remembering the civil rights movement to family to food, died suddenly and far too young yesterday.
Jake has spent time in Oxford as a poet-in-residence, with the Southern Foodways Alliance, and visiting his brother, filmmaker Joe York.
My thoughts have been with Jake’s family […]