Family history and local reception of York’s poetry; are his poems political?
“A Field Guide to Northeast Alabama,” a presentation Jake Adam York
Published on March 7, 2008
Jake Adam York reads four poems in and near his hometown of Gadsden, Alabama, in January 2008. York's poetry blends themes and imagery drawn from his experiences and those of his family members, framed with the natural, industrial, and social histories of the northern Alabama landscape. In these four poems, York conjures events, places, and people in ways that highlight landscape, history, memory, and experience.
"A Field Guide to Northeast Alabama" is part of the Poets in Place series, a Research Collaboration in the Humanities initiative funded through Emory University’s Presidential Woodruff Fund, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost. Series producers are Natasha Trethewey and Allen Tullos.