A selection of poems exploring the many aspects of masculinity, from imperial militarism to the author's own experiences. From awkward, unsporty schoolboy to adolescent, husband and father, the poems examine, often in intimate detail, what it is to be male.
In MASCULINITY, Robert Crawford elegantly explores many aspects of that troubling concept, from imperial militarism to his own experiences as father, husband, and son. By turn affectionate and amusing, painful and self-excoriating, Crawford wryly examines, sometimes in intimate detail, what it is to be male - from awkward, unsporty and even more awkward adolescent, to husband, father of a child and, apparently, New Man. Clever, accessible, very funny and chillingly accurate, MASCULINITY is a sparklingly original collection. Star Trek Epigrams Mr Sulu, set the controls To Economy Wash. We're about to venture Where no man has gone before. Kirk to enterprise: 'I'm going back to my cabin With a box of Kleenex. I want to experience the lonliness of Command. '
Robert Crawford was born in 1959 and studied at Glasgow and Oxford. He now teaches at the University of St Andrews. His first collection, A Scottish Assembly, was shortlisted for the 1990 McVitie's Book of the Year; his second, Talkies, was selected as one of the twenty books on the New Generation Poets promotion of 1994.
Masculinity by Robert Crawford
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