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Randall Mann While you slept, I clipped bits of your hair like obits; like letters. A little later, I’ll mail them to your flat, like a threat. Randall Mann is a poet living in San Francisco. His first collection, Complaint in the Garden was awarded the 2003 Kenyon Review Prize in Poetry. He is the… More

January 2010

New Year–a continuation of beauty and the ache that inspires it. In his collection Breakfast with Thom Gunn, Randall Mann melds vulnerability and eloquence like few poets can. This month, in a truly poignant interview, he reads his poems and talks to me about heartache, homosexuality, drugs and death in San Francisco. Annie Palmer is… More

A Review of Randall Mann's "Breakfast with Thom Gunn"

Scott Hightower Breakfast with Thom Gunn Randall Mann, University of Chicago Press, 2009 10: 0-226-50344-5, $14.00 _______________________________________________________ “BREAKFAST WITH THOM GUNN”-Desire, Beauty, Unbeauty, and Vanity Randall Mann’s first book, Complaint in the Garden, won the Kenyon Review Prize in Poetry. Mann has delivered a second book, “Breakfast with Thom Gunn.” It is a smart, even… More