Lethe Press, Day 20 (Hardcopy) Giveaway: Rebels by Jeff Mann
Poets have been responding in lyric to the bloody aspects of war since Homer’s era, and the American Civil War, in its scale and ferocity, was unquestionably one of the bloodiest. In Rebels, acclaimed poet Jeff Mann ranges the battlefields where such destruction occurred: famous battles like Malvern Hill, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, and Cold Harbor, and those lesser known, such as Scary Creek and Cloyd’s Farm. In his travels, Mann muses on Southern heritage and the sufferings of the Confederate people, both soldiers and civilians. As he did in his popular Civil War-era novels, Purgatory and Salvation, Mann ”queers” the War as few other writers have, examining the conflict from a gay man’s perspective. In this fine edition, several of Mann’s poems have been illustrated by artists, making this volume unique in the fields of both Civil War studies and contemporary poetry.
So Jeff Mann is one of the more talented authors we have published. He’s a true Renaissance Man, an acclaimed and award-winning fellow who has written erotica, essays, poems, and romantic fiction. He is also a Civil War aficionado. So, this is my love letter to his career and interests–I commissioned a full-color hardback of his gay-themed poetry about being a Southerner and the impact of the Civil War on the psyche. It’s a beautiful book of poetry.
This book is only available in hardcover and we are donating one copy to a lucky reader!