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Proprietary Randall Mann

Through his poems, Randall Mann has always insisted on authenticity when encountering shallowness and euphemism. Now, he eyes and slyly rebukes the American corporate culture and materialism that has metastasized since the 1980s and sanitized his formerly lurid stomping grounds of northern Florida and San Francisco, as well as the country at large. Delightfully barbed and decidedly timely, Proprietary is an important new book by “a writer of breathtaking honesty” (David Ulin, Los Angeles Times).

Praise for Randall Mann

"Stunning. . . . Proprietary is an excellent gauge of what it feels like to live in San Francisco—or at least what it recently felt like, until the presidential election knocked everything into a different dimension."—Marke Bieschke, 48 Hills

"Mann has crafted a collection that is brutal and funny, poignant and honest in equal measure."—The Arkansas International

About the Author

Randall Mann is the author of three previous poetry collections, including Straight Razor, Breakfast with Thom Gunn, and Complaint in the Garden. He lives in San Francisco.

Original trade paperback / $15.95 (Can $21.95) / ISBN 978-0-89255-481-2 / 88 pages / Poetry

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