Mark Yakich


Mark Yakich, Professor
Office Location
316 Bobet Hall
Mailing Address
Loyola University New Orleans
Department of English
6363 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 50
New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
(504) 865-2259
Fax Number
(504) 865-2294
E-mail Address


Ph.D., Florida State University; M.F.A, University of Memphis; M.A., Indiana University; B.A., Illinois Wesleyan University

Short Bio

Mark Yakich is a professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans, where he is also editor of New Orleans Review. 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), Green Zone New Orleans (Press Street 2008), The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine (Penguin 2008),  Checking In/Checking Out (NO Books), and A Meaning for Wife (Ig Publishing 2011). With Christopher Schaberg, he is also co-founder and co-editor of, a new media project that aims to rejunvenate airplane reading. In spring 2012, Mark was a Fulbright Fellow in the Faculty of Letters at the University of Lisbon.

Courses Taught

  • Reading Poetry
  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Modern Poetry
  • Writing Poetry
  • Poetry Workshop: Series, Sequence, Chapbook
  • Editing & Publishing
  • Special Topics: Unreliable Narrators and Authors
  • Honors: Words, Images, Politics



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