12/01/2011

To rise without rising.
To move without moving.
Whole cities in your feet.

AUTHOR'S NOTE:

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, sparking a 381-day bus boycott that would challenge the city’s segregation codes.

BIO:

Jake Adam York is the author of three books of poems— including A Murmuration of Starlings (2008) and Persons Unknown (2010), published by Southern Illinois University Press in the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry. An associate professor at the University of Colorado Denver, York co-edits Copper Nickel. He is a 2011-2012 Visiting Faculty Fellow at the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference at Emory University.
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