The University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop will host a reading by Jennifer S. Davis & Mark Yakich at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Campus, Liberal Arts Building, Room 140. The reading will be followed by a Q&A, book signing, and brief reception.
Click here to read an interview ROOM 220’s Taylor Murrow did with Yakich in 2011.
Mark Yakich is a Professor of English at Loyola University, Editor of the New Orleans Review, and a poet and novelist. He is the author of Unrelated Individuals Forming a Group Waiting to Cross (National Poetry Series, Penguin 2004), The Making of Collateral Beauty (Snowbound Chapbook Award, Tupelo 2006), and The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine (Penguin, 2008). His most recent book is Poetry: A Survivor’s Guide, an unconventional handbook on reading and writing poems. His next two poetry collections, Poetry for Planes and Spiritual Exercises, are forthcoming with Eyewear and Penguin, respectively.
Jennifer S. Davis is the author of two collections of short stories, Her Kind of Want, winner of the Iowa Award for Short Fiction, and Our Former Lives in Art, which was selected by Barnes and Noble for the Discover Great New Writers Series. She has published fiction in such journals as Tin House, Paris Review, One Story, The Oxford American, Georgia Review, and Zoetrope. She lives in Baton Rouge with her husband and three young sons and teaches at LSU.