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In memorium—Jake Adam York

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The Forum is saddened to report that poet and former Gadsden resident Jake Adam York, 40, passed away this afternoon in a Denver hospital after suffering a stroke. The author of three volumes of poetry and a literary history, he was an associate professor of English and creative writing at the University of Colorado Denver. He was a 2011-2012 Visiting Faculty Scholar at Emory University’s James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference. York recently received a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Read more about his life and work on his website. (photo by Sarah Skeen)

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