Frederick Pollack

Frederick Pollack is the author of two book-length narrative poems, The Adventure (Story Line Press, 1986), and Happiness (Story Line Press, 1998), and two collections, A Poverty of Words (Prolific Press, 2015) and Landscape with Mutant (Smokestack Books, UK, 2018). In print, Pollack’s work has appeared in Hudson Review, Salmagundi, Poetry Salzburg Review, Manhattan Review, Skidrow Penthouse, Main Street Rag, Miramar, Chicago Quarterly Review, the Fish Anthology (Ireland), Poetry Quarterly Review, Magma (UK), Neon (UK), Orbis (UK), Armarolla, December, and elsewhere. Online, his poems have appeared in Big Bridge, Diagram, BlazeVox, Mudlark, Occupoetry, Faircloth Review, Triggerfish, Big Pond Rumours (Canada), Misfit, and elsewhere. His poem “Shelter” won a Princemere Poetry Award in January 2020. Pollack lives in Washington, DC.

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The Adventure

Frederick Pollack

Publication Date: April 5, 2022


The Adventure is an afterlife voyage like The Divine Comedy. Dante had the law of symbolic retribution and distinct places to put people. The Adventure has neither. If you seek a guiding principle, it’s more or less this: whoever you are, what you’ll get is—exactly and in detail—what you want.

Tradepaper: $20 / ISBN: 9781586543679
Casebound: $30 / ISBN: 9781586541118