The Poetry Break: Jeff Mann
Raised in Covington, Virginia, and Hinton West Virginia, Jeff Mann is an author of novels, essays, short fiction, a memoir, and poems.
A significant portion of his work examines the LGBTQ experience, especially as witnessed in Appalachia. He’s won many awards for his work including a Rainbow Award for Purgatory: A Novel of the Civil War, as well as the John Preston Short Fiction Award and many others.
Mann is currently associate professor in creative writing at Virginia Tech.
“There was a vividness of the language, concreteness of detail, lyrical, darkly erotic and compelling poems,” Harshman said of Mann's poetry.
- "Before the Norns"