Randall Mann is the author of five collections of poetry: A BETTER LIFE, PROPRIETARY, STRAIGHT RAZOR, BREAKFAST WITH THOM GUNN, and COMPLAINT IN THE GARDEN. He is also the author of a book of criticism, THE ILLUSION OF INTIMACY: ON POETRY. A three-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, he lives in San Francisco. Twitter: @randallmannpoet Instagram: @randallmann
“Eros” was originally from COMPLAINT IN THE GARDEN. Copyright © 2004 by Randall Mann. Reprinted by permission of Randall Mann.
Text of today’s poem and more details about our program can be found at: deerfieldlibrary.org/queerpoemaday/
Queer Poem-a-Day is directed by poet and teacher Lisa Hiton and Dylan Zavagno, Adult Services Coordinator at the Deerfield Public Library. Music for our series is from Excursions Op. 20, Movement 1, by Samuel Barber, performed by pianist Daniel Baer. Queer Poem-a-Day is supported by a generous donation from the Friends of the Deerfield Public Library. Queer Poem-a-Day is a program from the Adult Services Department at the Library and may include adult language.