Proprietary by Randall Mann
Poems (Karen & Michael Braziller)

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Randall Mann captures the San Francisco of his youth in his new poetry collection, "Proprietary"...These are poems of getting older in a precisely lighted room.
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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.
 

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Published May 16, 2017 by Persea. 80 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Tess Taylor on Jul 05 2017

Randall Mann captures the San Francisco of his youth in his new poetry collection, "Proprietary"...These are poems of getting older in a precisely lighted room.

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