Proprietary: Poems

Proprietary: Poems

by Randall Mann


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In Proprietary, Randall Mann critiques corporate culture, depicting (and slyly rebuking) the American materialism that erupted in the 1980s and has metastasized ever since. “Please consider / Ocean Beach / out of reach,” he writes; in these poems, nothing is beyond the reach of his acuity.

For years, Randall Mann has been hailed as one of contemporary American poetry’s most daring formalists, expertly using craft as a way of exploring racy subjects with trenchant wit and aplomb. His new collection, Proprietary, depicts with the insights of a longtime insider the culture of corporate America, in which he’s worked for years, intertwined with some of his tried-and-true subjects, including gay life in the wildly disparate worlds of San Francisco and northern Florida.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780892554812
Publisher: Persea Books
Publication date: 05/16/2017
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 898,623
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Randall Mann is the author of three previous books of poetry, Straight Razor, Breakfast with Thom Gunn, and Complaint in the Garden. His poems have appeared in publications such as The Kenyon Review, The Paris Review, The Washington Post, and Poetry, which awarded him the 2013 J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize. He lives in San Francisco.

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