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.

Title Proprietary
Subtitle Poems
Publisher Persea
Title First Published 16 May 2017
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 80 p.
ISBN-10 0892554819
ISBN-13 9780892554812
Publication Date 16 May 2017
Main content page count 80
Weight 16 oz.

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