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 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.