Aurora native Ahja Fox, English Department Creative Writing alum, was recently selected as the city's new Honorary Poet Laureate. She was selected out of six candidates after an extensive application process, which included a written application, in-person interview and performance of an original work. Fox was sworn in August 8, for a four-year term ending in 2026. Her work has been published in various online and print journals, including Five:2:One, LEVELER, Wrongdoing Magazine, Okay Donkey, SWWIM and Driftwood Press. She also participates in various events across Colorado and co-hosts Art of Storytelling. Past related experience includes managing editor for Homology Lit, assistant poetry editor for Copper Nickel and editor, professor, and academic director for Poetix University.