Help us celebrate the publishing of Mark Yakich’s first novel, A Meaning for Wife, along with Romanian poet Andra Rotaru and local poet Donald Dunbar. Mingles at 7, and jingles at 8. We’ll have complimentary broadsides, beer and wine, and books for sale. Bring a few bucks for the happy jar. Alright!

Mark Yakich has recently published his first novel, A Meaning for Wife (Ig Publishing). He is also author of the poetry collections: 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). Mark is co-creator and co-editor of Airplane Reading (airplanereading.org), a site dedicated to collecting stories about air travel. He lives in New Orleans and at markyakich.com.

Andra Rotaru is a Romanian poet and journalist, and the author of two collections of poetry, including In a Bed Under a White Sheet and Southern Lands. She has received numerous awards, including the Mihai Eminescu National Poetry Prize and The Bucharest Writer’s Association Prize. Rotaru’s poetry frequently intersects with other artists and practices: she has participated in live poetry performances with jazz musicians and in train stations. Her first collection of poems dealt with the legacy of Frida Kahlo, and her current explorations involve collaborations with local dancers.

Help us celebrate the publishing of Mark Yakich’s first novel, A Meaning for Wife, along with Romanian poet Andra Rotaru and local poet Donald Dunbar. Mingles at 7, and jingles at 8. We’ll have complimentary broadsides, beer and wine, and books for sale. Bring a few bucks for the happy jar. Alright!

Mark Yakich has recently published his first novel, A Meaning for Wife (Ig Publishing). He is also author of the poetry collections: 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). Mark is co-creator and co-editor of Airplane Reading (airplanereading.org), a site dedicated to collecting stories about air travel. He lives in New Orleans and at markyakich.com.

Andra Rotaru is a Romanian poet and journalist, and the author of two collections of poetry, including In a Bed Under a White Sheet and Southern Lands. She has received numerous awards, including the Mihai Eminescu National Poetry Prize and The Bucharest Writer’s Association Prize. Rotaru’s poetry frequently intersects with other artists and practices: she has participated in live poetry performances with jazz musicians and in train stations. Her first collection of poems dealt with the legacy of Frida Kahlo, and her current explorations involve collaborations with local dancers.

Donald Dunbar co-curates the reading series If Not For Kidnap and teaches poetry to future chefs at Oregon Culinary Institute. Other work of his is google-able.

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