ZACHARY MICHAEL JACK
Zachary Jack will read from Wish You Were Here, his collection of essays whose settings encompass the diversity of the Heartland—from wooded hills to verdant croplands, from tightly knit small towns to booming suburbs. “Through his brilliant essays and books in recent years, Jack has become an essential voice of the heartland in the national cacophony, one of our best hopes for maintaining a genuine democratic pluralism.” —Jon Lauck
Zachary Michael Jack is the author or editor of more than twenty books, including Iowa the Definitive Collection, What Cheer, and Corn Poll. Raised in rural Mechanicsville, he is a graduate of City High School in Iowa City. He currently teaches courses in rural studies, writing, and the environment as an associate professor of English and member of the Urban and Suburban Studies and Environmental Studies faculties at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.