Mark Yakich is the Gregory F. Curtin, S.J. Distinguished Professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans, where he is also editor of New Orleans Review. His next collection of poetry, Spiritual Exercises, is forthcoming from Penguin in July 2019.

Mark is the author of Unrelated Individuals Forming a Group Waiting to Cross (a winner of the National Poetry Series, Penguin, 2004), The Making of Collateral Beauty (Snowbound Chapbook Award, Tupelo 2006), The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine (Penguin Poets, 2008), and the 2011 novel A Meaning for Wife.  His website is

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