Noah Eli Gordon's newest book is hard to pin down. And why would you want to? The Year of the Rooster, out now on Ahsahta Press, is best understood through experience rather than painstaking analysis. It's wild and flowing, playing with gender pronouns, musical imagery, and poetic forms to create a ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Hip-hop 101," describes a new venture by CU-Boulder English Professor and Anthology of Rap co-editor Adam Bradley: A "Hip-Hop in the Classroom" program based at Montbello High School, the far northeast Denver school in the midst of a drastic turnaround plan. The story focus ... More >>
Jake Adam York passed away Sunday, dead at forty after suffering a stroke. It's a sad loss for Denver, where he taught at the University of Colorado, and a sad loss for this country's cultural scene. But he lives on in his poetry -- and the memories of the students he taught UCD. Jef Otte was one of ... More >>
For his students at the University of Colorado Denver, where he was an associate professor of English, Jake Adam York had a reputation for being a hardass. You got the feeling it was a reputation he enjoyed. We feared him or we loved him -- often both -- and the reputation preceded him; everyone kne ... More >>
"The things we fear about poetry are the things that are good about poetry." -- Jake Adam York Those words inspired me as a dabbler in poems, though the genteel poet and educator Jake Adam York, who died unexpectedly yesterday of a stroke, couldn't have known that about me. And I'm sure he inspire ... More >>
The lineup for the 8th Annual 5 Points Jazz Festival, slated to take place at various points along Welton Street on Saturday, May 21, has been announced. In addition to a discussion with Jake Adam York on Jazz Standards and the idea of doing covers at the Blair Caldwell African American Resea ... More >>
Who's Afraid of Poetry? Not Jake Adam York.
Copper Nickel 8 is a complete disaster.
The Secret Circus brings in the (offbeat) clowns.
Stories on Stage raises the political bunting.
A strolling poet and his posse highlight the “Map of Denver” project.