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The Poetry of Men's Lives:
An International Anthology

edited by Fred Moramarco and Al Zolnas
University of Georgia Press, 2004
Trade paperback, $24.95 (417 pages)
ISBN: 0-8203-2649-6
The Poetry of Men's Lives is an important anthology because it delves, with emotional honesty, into the age old questions about manhood, exploring all the topics American women believe American men are unwilling to discuss.  

More than 250 poets from almost one hundred countries participated (including Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, North America, Australia, and New Zealand).

Arranged topically -- Boyhood and Youth; Families; Identities: Cultural, Personal, and Male; Men and Women; Myth, Archetypes and Spirituality; Politics, War, and Revolution; Sex and Sexuality; Poets and Poetry; Artists and Art; Brothers, Friends, Mentors, and Rivals; Work, Sports, and Games; and Aging, Illness, and Death.

Fred Moramarco, Professor of English at San Diego State University, is the editor Poetry International. Al Zolymas is a professor of English at Alliant International University in San Diego. They are also coeditors of Men of Our Time: An Anthology of Male Poetry in Contemporary America (also published by the University of Georgia Press).

Pam Kingsbury
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