Yakich, Mark

Mark Yakich is the author of Unrelated Individuals Forming a Group Waiting to Cross (Penguin, 2004), a winner of the The Naional Poetry Series, and The Making of Collateral Beauty (Tupelo, 2006). His next poetry collection, The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine (Penguin, 2008), includes the poems in this issue. He is Associate Professor of English at Loyola University, New Orleans. His poetry appears in Smartish Pace, Issue 15. [updated 2008]