Memorial for Jake Adam York set for Wednesday, Jan. 30

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Jake Adam York (1972-2012)

Jake Adam York—poet, professor, editor, and critic—passed away suddenly on December 16. While the exact cause is unknown, it’s likely that Jake suffered a stroke or aneurysm.

York, an associate professor at the University of Colorado, Denver, was the author of three collections of poetry and a book of literary history. He had recently been named a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship in poetry for 2013.

York’s most recent collection of poetry was 2010’s Persons Unknown. A Murmuration of Starlings was the winner of the 2008 Colorado Book Award in Poetry; Murder Ballads was published in 2005.

York will surely be missed.

The English Department, in the CU Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will host a memorial at St. Cajetan’s on campus on Wednesday, January 30th, 3-5 PM. All who knew Jake are invited to attend. More information can be found here.