In August, 2016 the driver that killed Hoyt Jacobs admitted he was guilty.
was a writer who taught his craft to students at New York City College
of Technology, tutoring students in reading and writing in the college
SEEK program, reports DNAInfo.
was a great guy, a witty guy - a great writer and great poet and great
translator,' said friend Jonathan Alexandratos, who studied with Jacobs in Queens College's MFA program."
"Friends and former classmates of Hoyt Jacobs
[at Queens College]. . . are raising money to start an annual prize
in his name at the school, where he'd studied poetry and literary
up to us to make sure that that great work lives on,' [Alexandratos]
said. 'We all believe that future poets need to know not just this man's
name, but what he did.'"
been reading a couple of his poems over the last couple of days.
They're beautiful," [another friend, John] Rice said. 'I think the world
is missing out on a lot by not having Hoyt's voice continuing to write.'"
"To make a donation to the Hoyt Jacobs Poetry Prize Fund, visit the GoFundMe page here."
Hoyt also was member of Oh, Bernice!, a writers collective.
He was fatally struck by a private sanitation truck while riding his bicycle in Queensbridge according to CBS News.