Alive with the wisdom, artistry, and emotion of more than 250 poets from nearly one hundred countries, this anthology celebrates the multifaceted experience of contemporary manhood. The lives into which these poems invite us reveal the influences of culture, heredity, personal experience, values, beliefs, wishes, desires, loves, and betrayals. Men are notoriously reluctant to open up and discuss these things. And yet, when they do - as in these poems - they tell us about their families, lovers, relationships, political and religious beliefs, sexuality, and childhoods. There is much to learn here about who men are and how they see their worlds.
Fred Moramarco and Al Zolynas are widely published poets. Moramarco is a professor of English at San Diego State University and editor of Poetry International. Zolynas is a professor of English at Alliant International University in San Diego. They are coeditors of Men of Our Time: An Anthology of Male Poetry in Contemporary America (Georgia).