Mark Yakich’s first novel, A Meaning for Wife, will be released concurrent with Words & Music 2011. 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), and The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine (Penguin Poets, 2008). He is an associate professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans. A Meaning for Wife is the story of a man trying to come to terms with the sudden death of his wife, the aging parents he has long avoided, and the tribulations of single parenthood. For more on Mark and his novel, Click Here! Or, visit his website his www.markyakich.com.