(Literary Nonfiction / Fiction / Hybrid Genre) When Mark Polanzak was seventeen, his father spontaneously combusted on the tennis court, vanishing forever. It is also entirely possible that he died of a heart attack. Either way, his father's death is a story Polanzak spends much of his life trying to get right. POP! captures the absurdity and authenticity of the grieving process with grace and humor.
interview @ Go Away, I'm Readingreview @ Kirkus interview @ Late Night LibraryTobias Carroll @ Vol. 1 Brooklyn
POP! (Stillhouse Press, 2016) is Mark Polanzak's first book. He teaches English at the Berklee College of Music and is a founding editor of draft: the journal of process. Runner-up for the 2014 Italo Calvino Prize for fabulist fiction, his stories have appeared in Third Coast, The Southern Review, The American Scholar, and other publications. He received his MFA from the University of Arizona.Author City: BOSTON, MA USA