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A Romantic Mann

4.78  ·  Rating Details  ·  9 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
"A tough, sweaty scent of maleness mingles with the bittersweet sense of loss in Jeff Mann's sexy new book, A Romantic Mann. His voice is tender, confident, intelligent, and engaging. His poems are the utterances of a man at the vantage point of what seems to be the middle age of a life lived gracefully, of one secure in his own skin. Whether recalling hairy chests, hairy ...more
Paperback, 134 pages
Published April 6th 2013 by Lethe Press
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Nathan Burgoine
May 02, 2013 Nathan Burgoine rated it it was amazing
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Every year, when I visit the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, I'm lucky enough to be in the company of some of the finest GLBT poets for a few days. It's where I met Mark Doty, and Robert Walker. It's also where I met Jeff Mann, who - as I said yesterday - has an absolute lyrical finesse with his prose that I find astounding. I first fell in love with his prose through short fiction and then his novels. He has a facility with mixing dichotomies - pain and pleasure, tenderness and BDSM, poet ...more
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Dec 12, 2013 A.B. Gayle rated it it was amazing
So far, Jeff Mann has made me eat my prejudices against present tense and shifter stories. Now he’s added another former pet hate to the formerly unpalatable mix: poetry.

Poetry always reminds me of school essays and forays into incomprehension. Of words tortured until they fit a required pattern. My analytical brain screams if it can’t push the meaning into neat little slots.

But I quickly had to eat another helping of humble pie as I gradually learned to relax and listen to the words. Sometimes
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2013 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention (5* from at least 1 judge)
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Jeff Mann’s poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in many publications, including Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Laurel Review and The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide. He has published three award-winning poetry chapbooks, Bliss, Mountain Fireflies, and Flint Shards from Sussex; two full-length books of poetry, Bones Washed with Wine and On the Tongue; a collection of personal essays, Edge: Tr ...more
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