Featured Publication – Manland by Peter Raynard

My book Manland is the featured publication on Atrium. Thanks to Holly Magill and Claire Walker. You can get a copy here https://ninearchespress.com/publications/poetry-collections/manland

Our featured publication for September and October is Manland by Peter Raynard, published by Nine Arches Press.

Peter Raynard’sManlandis a bold, brilliant and outspoken new collection of poems that scrutinise men and manhood, mental health, working class lives and disability. Aloud and alive with music, wit, anger and rebellion, this is an accomplished, politically aware and vital book.

Raynard is a skilled observer, and these razor-sharp poems document parenthood through the lens of a stay-at-home dad, attempt to tell the truth about men and depression, study our cultural and social and medical relationships with drugs and drug-taking, and lay bare the realities of life at the sharpest edges of society. By turns frank, painful and bleakly funny, this humane and brilliant book encompasses pride and prejudices, the bonds between lads and dads, the toxic pressures of masculinity and the way illness and poverty irrevocably shape lives.

InManlandPeter Raynard traverses…

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