Mark Yakich is an author and professor in the Department of English at Loyola University. His collection of poems Unrelated Individuals Forming a Group Waiting to Cross was one of five winners of The National Poetry Series in 2003. Another collection, The Making of Collateral Beauty, won the Snowbound Chapbook Award and was published by Tupelo Press in 2006. His most recent collection is The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine (Penguin Poets, 2008).
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