Jake Adam York

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Birthday
10, 1972
Birthplace
Florida
Death Date
Dec 16, 2012 (40)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
10, 1972
Birthplace
Florida
Death Date
Dec 16, 2012 (40)

About

Poet whose 2005 book of poetry, Murder Ballads, won the prestigious Elixir Prize in Poetry.

Before Fame

He first got turned on to poetry by listening to a lot of rap music while he was a teenager.

Trivia

He received the Witter Bynner Fellowship after his death in 2014.

Family Life

His father was a steelworker and his mother was a history teacher.

Associated With

The US Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey , awarded him the Witter Bynner Fellowship.