Hibernation and Other Poems by Bear Bards
Predominantly in free verse, these wide-ranging poems address all aspects of contemporary (two-legged) bearish life: changing standards of masculinity, male romance and lust, maturing men's body issues, and what it means to live and love within the worldwide gay male bear community. The poems are sometimes introspective, sometimes erotic, sometimes amusing - but they're all well-crafted glimpses of the bear experience. This thoughtful, fun, and moving book features more than one hundred poems by forty esteemed authors, including David Bergman and Albert Skip Brushaber, whose homonymic, eponymous poems give this anthology its title, plus noted writers Alfred C. Corn, Jameson Currier, Gavin Geoffrey Dillard, Jack Fritscher, Daniel M. Jaffe, Raymond Luczak, Jeff Mann, Ron Mohring, Felice Picano, Jay Starre, Jim Stewart, Dan Stone, and Emanuel Xavier and many fine poems from other American and Canadian contributors. Poetry lovers and bear-loving men alike will appreciate the diverse range of contemporary masculine voices in Hibernation.
Paperback, 218 pages
by Jeff Mann
"A tough, sweaty scent of maleness mingles with the bittersweet sense of loss in Jeff Mann's sexy new book, A Romantic Mann. His voice is tender, confident, intelligent, and engaging. His poems are the utterances of a man at the vantage point of what seems to be the middle age of a life lived gracefully, of one secure in his own skin. Whether recalling hairy chests, hairy thighs, hairy asses or evoking his childhood and his current life in Appalachia or attending to the state of the world, Mann is an urbane observer with a luscious language at his bidding. A tour de force, this is a book I dare anyone not to fall in love with." -Jim Elledge, author of H
Paperback, 134 pages
by William Andrews
Andrews has poured over countless historical records and works of literature to offer readers the definitive story of society's fondness for bygone beards, mustaches, and wigs. No other scholar of the hirsute is as famous. Arguably.