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[ Epub ] ➚ Breakfast with Thom Gunn (Phoenix Poets Series) Author Randall Mann –

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[ Epub ] ➚ Breakfast with Thom Gunn (Phoenix Poets Series) Author Randall Mann –
  • Paperback
  • 65 pages
  • Breakfast with Thom Gunn (Phoenix Poets Series)
  • Randall Mann
  • English
  • 22 July 2018
  • 9780226503448

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  1. says:

    I was curious to read this book of poems, a 2009 Lambda finalist Thom Gunn is in the title I have run into Randall Mann s name on the Internet many times but had not read his poetry I like to know what other gay poets are writing, especially writers near my age Mann was born in 1972 My exact contemporaries lived lives different from mine, but could have been mine In Mann s case, I don t know when he moved from Florida to San Francisco, but he moved from a world to a world, like I did Unlike me, he lived through the AIDS epidemic at what was arguably its epicenter.The book begins with exhaustion At a time when desire is a dirty word, the speaker finds himself wanting, again, a man I do not want Early Morning on Market Street In Election Day, he is Tired of the age of irony, everything a gesture, tired of the word gesture The tiredness shows in the language In the same poem,The day does its melancholy thing.I come home, watch pornography,fast forward the scenes in which a friend back in his methamphetamine years has unrepeatable things done to himThis is language barely burning, until it flares up in the word unrepeatable The things done to the friend are unrepeatable in polite discourse, lik...

  2. says:

    written for Randall Mann, whose debut collection Complaint in the Garden earned raves and was winner of the Kenyon Review Prize in Poetry, has returned with Breakfast with Thom Gunn, a recent Lammy finalist.Mann, like the iconic poet he references in his title piece, impresses with his subtle yet confident use of formal structures like sonnets, sestinas, and pantoums Also like the late Thom Gunn, Mann brings gravitas and pathos to the sometimes mundane seeming aspects gay life late night walks through the Castro, reminiscing about former lovers, and darker subjects like drug addiction, illness, and death.Ever the aesthete, Mann also brings wry wit to this collection, as in The Rape of Ganymede by focusing on Rembrandt s snarky, infantilized painting of Zeus s boy toy, Mann is able to put some bite back into what s otherwise become a toothless homoerotic trope for poets and painters alike Song, a rumination on nightlife in the Castro, is emblematic of Mann s style Its graceful use of slant rhyme and neat quatrains brings Emily Dickinson to mind, but only for a second The locations 18th and Castro Steets, the Midnight Sun locate the reader squarely into the here and now, as do the topics crystal meth addiction, dishing, casual sex The language is precise, clever, and unflinching These queens ar...

  3. says:

    This superb second collection of poems by Ralph Mann s son itches for representational magic that can test the craft intelligence brought to bear on an occasionally very slight scene Randall Mann, San Franciscan, habitue of the city s sexual demimonde, is highly curious about how one rises within a subculture that relies on triviality, projection, and self flattery The Mortician of San Francisco is a sestina narrated from the persona of the man who prepared Dan White for his 1985 burial It imparts a bit of lore the speaker of the poem is queer Where men go cruising on a wharf pier, three low flying gulls like lies on the surface Can a lie on the surface indeed be deep Rarely in Mann s first collection, Complaint in the Garden 2004 did I note a syntactical sequence that risked th...

  4. says:

    Brutal Beautiful Enjoy the masquerade here because it deftly hides and reveals and reveals its hiding and hides its revealing and such play usually gets my hackles up, but he succeeds where others annoy In an interview, Mann said that poetr...

  5. says:

    I just reopened the book to this stanza and laughed Another Saturday, and the straightsand amateurs will come to my ghetto tonight.Suspension of rights for all, I say.That s funny A lot of the poems in this book are really funny, if a bit macabre...

  6. says:

    A wonderful follow up to Complaint in the Garden I am swept away by Mann s deft phrasings and lilting melodies Form is handled so skillfully.

  7. says:

    Beautiful, just beautiful Don t be afraid of poetry people This is equally accessible and evocative.

  8. says:

    Ideally, using traditional forms forces a contemporary poet to innovate, and not resort to grade school line endings External rhymes and fixed meters are extremely difficult constraints because they can easily expose one s lack of musicality and...

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