F118. Re-Membering: The Work and Legacy of Jake Adam York

Meeting Room 9 & 10, Marriott Waterside, Third Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
9:00 am to 10:15 am


When we reflect on memory, we put back together the past. Jake Adam York’s poetry is memory, artfully rendered, of people and places often forgotten. The work of elegy, memoriam, and poetic biography, revises and expands our cultural memory. Five years after his sudden passing, we reflect on York’s complex and crucial contribution of re-membering. Panelists will share about their relationships with York and his work, offer their own approach to the past and our responsibility to re-member it.


Wesley Rothman, author of Subwoofer, has published work in Boston Review, Callaloo, Gulf Coast, New England Review, Prairie Schooner, Publishers Weekly, and The Golden Shovel Anthology. Recipient of a Vermont Studio Center fellowship, he is a teaching artist for the National Gallery of Art.

Major Jackson is the author of four collections, most recently, Roll Deep. A recipient of a Whiting Writer's Award, Pushcart Prize, and Guggenheim Fellowship, Jackson is the Richard A. Dennis Professor at University of Vermont. He serves as editor of Harvard Review.

Ailish Hopper is the author of Dark~Sky Society and the chapbook, Bird in the Head. Poems have appeared in APR, Ploughshares, Poetry, and Tidal Basin Review; essays on racism in the poetry world in Boston Review and elsewhere. A MacDowell Fellow and Yaddo grantee, she teaches at Goucher College.

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers has published four books of poetry, including The Glory Gets. Most recently, she received a poetry fellowship from the Witter Bynner Foundation and a fiction fellowship from Aspen Summer Words Conference. She is professor of English at the University of Oklahoma.

Jon Tribble teaches at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he is the series editor of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry published by Southern Illinois University Press and the managing editor of Crab Orchard Review.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside