Marko, using his keppie.

Mark Gozonsky is the author of The Gift is to the Giver: Chronicles of a 21st Century Decade, published by indie press sensation Keppie Usage. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Sun, and Lit Hub. Mark’s essay, “Gritty All Day Long,” is anthologized by Norton and featured in Best American Sports Writing. He has been writing since his emergence as a gigantic music nerd in early-1970’s San Antonio, Texas. Stints as a regular commentator on public radio’s Marketplace and Internet 1.0 exec (holler if you know what AOL stands for!) preceded a 20-year run as a public school teacher.

Marko’s favorite writing topics include unorthodox pedagogy, well-intended gardening, and the intersection of baseball and urban bicycling. He lives with his wife in Los Angeles, where he is working on his next book, about the quest to play tennis on every free public court in LA.

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