In partnership with the Department of English and Southern Humanities Review, The Jule hosts the annual Auburn Witness Poetry Prize Honoring Jake Adam York.
The award is given annually for a poem of witness in honor of the late poet and Auburn alumnus, Jake Adam York. York, who died in 2012 at age 40, was a celebrated poet and fifth-generation Alabamian who first honed his literary gifts as a student working with Auburn’s Department of English faculty. He authored four collections of poetry, including the highly lauded 2008 “A Murmuration of Starlings,” an elegiac work in memory of the martyrs of the Civil Rights movement.
The in-person engagement begins at 6 p.m. with a light reception. Our live stream follows at 6:30 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube, @JCSMAuburn.