Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Poets and Poems: Arran James Grant and "Mania"

You’ve heard of coming-of-age novels. British poet Arran James Grant may have written a coming-of-age poetry collection. 

As I was reading his recently published Mania, I kept thinking to myself that these are the poems of a young man. And they clearly are, with many of the 52 poems about love and relationships. But Mania is also a bit more than that. It’s a collection of poetry by a young man who knows he’s writing about the experiences of being a young man. The poems have a deliberateness, a self-consciousness that tells you they aren’t only poems about love but poems about looking back and understanding what’s happened. 


To continue reading, please see my post today at Tweetspeak Poetry.

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