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English professor grows readership of literary journal, New Orleans Review

August 30, 2013

Loyola University New Orleans English professor Mark Yakich, Ph.D., will host a release party for the latest issue of New Orleans Review, Loyola’s 45-year-old journal of contemporary literature and culture, at Maple Street Book Shop, located at 7529 Maple St., in Uptown New Orleans Friday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.

The new fall issue, produced by the Loyola Department of English, is a set of eight pieces—fiction, nonfiction and poetry. New Orleans Review editors and writers, including Yakich, will read brief excerpts from some of the pieces. Wine and cheese will be served prior to the reading.

Yakich recently took over as editor of New Orleans Review. Under his leadership, the previous issue of five bundled chapbooks sold of out print copies and was featured in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers. That issue and the upcoming issue are also now available for Kindle readers via the new website.

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