Maralyn Lois Polak
Maralyn Lois Polak
Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
Maralyn Lois Polak is an American columnist, screenwriter, performance poet, spoken word artist, novelist and journalist.
In collaboration with architect Benjamin Nia, Polak co-created the 25-minute documentary My Hometown: Preservation or Development? about the threatened demolition of 19th century buildings near Philadelphia's historic Rittenhouse Square, and preservationists' efforts to save them from a developer's wrecking ball.
Her journalistic career also includes a long stint with the mainstream media as nationally syndicated weekly celebrity interview columnist for Knight Ridder and the now-defunct Sunday Magazine of The Philadelphia Inquirer, where she did over a thousand columns.
Polak was a commentary columnist for the online news site WorldNetDaily.
Polak authored the experimental online meta-novel, IMAGINARY PLAYMATES/Man in Her Mind: Further Adventures of Boris and Natasha, serialized weekly for six months on the former political-literary website FemmeSoul.Com, and a cartoon book, Anoushka on Her Deathbed: 101 Cartoons From the Abyss.
Polak's reviews, essays and opinion editorials have appeared in the Chicago Tribune and The New York Times.
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- American columnists
- 21st-century American novelists
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- American documentary filmmakers
- Jewish American writers
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- American women poets
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- American women novelists
- 20th-century American women writers
- 21st-century American women writers
- 21st-century American poets
- 20th-century American poets
- 20th-century American non-fiction writers
- 21st-century American non-fiction writers
- American women documentary filmmakers
- 21st-century American Jews