Jake Adam York’s books of poetry include A Murmuration of Starlings (Southern Illinois University Press, 2008), winner of the 2008 Colorado Book Award in Poetry, and Murder Ballads (Elixir Press, 2005). His third collection, Persons Unknown, will be published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2010. York’s poems have appeared in The Southern Review, Shenandoah, Gulf Coast, New Orleans Review, Oxford American, and Cincinnati Review. He was the recipient of a 2002 Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship and was the 2009 Summer Poet in Residence at the University of Mississippi. He is associate professor of English at the University of Colorado Denver. He is an editor at Copper Nickel.