Join us to welcome back Mark Spitzer and his newest book, Return of the Gar from Univ of North Texas Press. Mark has been at Nightbird several times, including with his previous gar book, Season of the Gar: Adventures in Pursuit of America's Most Misunderstood Fish and if you where there you will remember what an entertaining and informative speaker he is on the crazy fish he's fascinated by.
Mark has caught and studied gar all over the planet, leading to an appearance on Animal Planet’s River Monsters. He also consulted for National Geographic’s Monster Fish episode on the alligator gar. The author of 21 books, including fiction, poetry, translations, and nonfiction, Spitzer is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of Central Arkansas and the editor of Toad Suck Review. He lives in Conway, Arkansas.