Sign In

[X] Login to ...

Home > Office of Communications > News Services > News Releases
News Releases

Queens College Students Are Raising Funds to Name a Poetry Prize for Graduate Hoyt Jacobs, Killed in Bicycle Accident

 -- Jacobs, a Poet and Teacher, Had Earned an MFA in 2011 from the Creative Writing and Literary Translation Program at QC --

FLUSHING, NY, January 22, 2015 – Hoyt Jacobs, 36, hit and killed by a truck while he was bicycling in Long Island City on Saturday, January 17, was a talented poet, a teacher and an inspiration to many.

A 2011 recipient of an MFA in Poetry from Queens College, Hoyt had taught Creative Writing and Composition there as an adjunct and went on to receive certification in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) at QC.
A native of Georgia, he was living in Brooklyn at the time of his death and working as a reading and writing tutor at New York City College of Technology, CUNY.

“Hoyt's death has sent shock waves through our MFA community, and our students, alumnae and faculty are broken-hearted,” says Professor Nicole Cooley, director of the college’s MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation. “In the wake of this senseless accident, Hoyt's friends and fellow MFA alumni have done a wonderful thing by launching a fundraising campaign for the new Hoyt Jacobs Poetry Prize. This will be given every May to a Queens College MFA poetry student since the MFA program brought Hoyt to us and brought all of us together.”

In just a few days, the campaign, on the GoFundMe site, has attracted many supporters. For more information, please visit: http://www.gofundme.com/hoytprize

A memorial for Hoyt will be sponsored at a later date by the literary collective Oh, Bernice! founded by Queens College MFA students, to which he belonged.
Print
 
 

 Office Information

 
Deputy Director of News Services
(Position vacant)

(718) 997- 5597
  

Maria Matteo
Assistant Director of News Services
Queens Hall, Room 270B

maria.matteo@qc.cuny.edu
(718) 997-5593

Contact Us
 

 News Releases

 
January 22
Queens College Students Are Raising Funds to Name a Poetry Prize for Graduate Hoyt Jacobs, Killed in Bicycle Accident
January 16
Steven Stepanchev, The First Poet Laureate of Queens, To Celebrate His 100th Birthday on January 30
January 16
Queens College Choral Society Invites New Members To Sing Faure's Requiem and Poulenc's Gloria
January 15
Queens College Renames Its Public Health Center to Honor the Late Environmentalist Barry Commoner
January 02
Queens College Students to Walk in Footsteps of Dr. King
December 31
To The Queens College Community: Reassignment of Mr. Eric Linsker
December 29
Forty Years After Playing the First-Ever Women's Basketball Game at Madison Square Garden, Queens College and Immaculata Return for a Rematch on January 4, 2015
December 10
Queens College Choral Society Rings in the Holidays with Handel's Messiah
December 05
"New Frontiers: Innovation Exchange in the Middle East" at Queens College on Sunday, Dec. 7 Brings Together Entrepreneurs and Artists
November 21
White House to Award Presidential Medal of Freedom on Nov. 24th to Slain Civil Rights Workers Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner
November 18
Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College to Display 60 Objects From a Newly Donated Collection Spanning 5,000 Years of Chinese Art
November 11
The Queens College Center for Jewish Studies and The Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding (CERR), Together with Sinai Chapels Will Commemorate Kristallnacht November 16
November 05
Helping Homeless Kids for 25 Years: Queens College's "Big Buddy" Mentors
October 31
Queens College 2014 Music Grad Jin-Xiang ("JX") Yu Now Studying Opera at Yale on Two Scholarships
     



Queens College, CUNY| 65-30 Kissena Blvd.| Queens, NY 11367-1597| Phone: (718) 997-5000 Copyright © 2004-
Queens College is CUNY