Drew Gardner & Mark Yakich


Drew Gardner’s third book, Chomp Away, has just come out from Combo books. He spent his teenage years playing drums in a punk rock band in New Jersey. In the early ‘90s he lived in San Francisco, writing and working as a jazz drummer. Since 1996 he has lived in New York City, conducting and experimenting in extensive poetomusical collaborations with his Poetics Orchestra. He is a member of the Flarf Collective. His other books include Sugar Pill (Krupskaya, 2003) and Petroleum Hat (Roof 2005). He lives in Harlem with the poet Katie Degentesh.

Mark Yakich is the 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). His first novel, A Meaning for Wife, is forthcoming from IG Publishing in November 2011. Mark is an associate professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans. For more, visit markyakich.com.