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Legendary Poet Kevin FitzPatrick Death-Obituary, Kevin FitzPatrick Has Died at 71

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Kevin FitzPatrick Death – Obituary – Legendary Poet and Founder of Lake Street Review, Kevin FitzPatrick St. Paul native, has died on Tuesday September 21, 2021 at age 71 following complication and battle with a longtime Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Kevin passed away at Little Hospice in Minneapolis.

Kevin FitzPatrick is the founder and editor of the Lake Street Review, his three well-reviewed collections were “Down on the Corner” (1987), “Rush Hour” (1997), and “Still Living in Town” (2017). All were published by Midwest Villages & Voices, the press started by poet, writer and activist Meridel LeSueur and her daughter, Rachel Tilsen.

Kevin FitzPatrick Obituary

Kevin attended St. Thomas Academy and held an undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and a master’s from the University of St. Thomas. Kevin worked as a Disability Program Specialist with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and a claims examiner for the Minnesota Department of Jobs and Training. Poetry was part of FitzPatrick’s life as far back as high school.

In honor of Kevin, his family has established the Kevin J. FitzPatrick Memorial Scholarship in Creative Writing at the University of St. Thomas that will assist students majoring in creative writing. Information is at: link.stthomas.edu/fitzpatrick.

The death of this lovely fellow will surely leave a huge gap. A gap family and friends will not be able to close so quickly. Surely the demise will live on as an eternal memory in people’s hearts.

Kevin FitzPatrick Burial Arrangements

We learnt that the burial arrangements for Kevin will be as announced by the family. We shall try to keep you updated on these. We strongly urge that you please follow CDC guidelines by wearing your mask and practice social distancing.

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