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Jeff Mann

Jeff Mann, Associate Professor

Jeff Mann, Associate Professor
Jeff Mann, Associate Professor
 

Department of English 
210 Shanks Hall
181 Turner St. NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-7706 | jemann@vt.edu
Website: jeffmannauthor.com 

Jeff Mann has published six books of poetry, Bones Washed with Wine, On the Tongue, Ash, A Romantic Mann, Rebels, and Redneck Bouquet; three collections of essays, Edge, Binding the God, and Endangered Species; a book of poetry and memoir, Loving Mountains, Loving Men; six novels, Fog, Purgatory, Cub, Salvation, Country, and Insatiable; and three volumes of short fiction, A History of Barbed Wire, Desire and Devour, and Consent.  With Julia Watts, he co-edited LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia.  The winner of two Lambda Literary Awards and four National Leather Association-International literary awards, he teaches creative writing at Virginia Tech.

  • Gay literature
  • Appalachian literature
  • Icelandic sagas
  • Norse mythology
  • American Civil War
  • MA in English, West Virginia University, 1984.
  • BA in English, West Virginia University, 1981.
  • BSR in Nature Interpretation, 1981.
  • Member, Associated Writing Programs
  • Member, Appalachian Studies Association

 

  • Cynthia Slater Nonfiction Article Award for “In Defense of Erotica,” 2018.
  • Pauline Réage Novel Award for Salvation:  A Novel of the Civil War, 2015.
  • Lambda Literary Award for Salvation:  A Novel of the Civil War, 2015.
  • Out in Print’s “Best of 2014” for Cub.
  • Out in Print’s “Best 13 Reads for 2013” for A Romantic Mann.
  • Saints and Sinners Literary Festival Hall of Fame, 2013.
  • Out in Print’s “Best of 2012” for Purgatory:  A Novel of the Civil War, 2012.                  
  • Rainbow Award, First Place in the Best Gay Historical Category for Purgatory:  A Novel of the Civil War, 2012.
  • Pauline Réage Novel Award for Fog:  A Novel of Desire and Reprisal, 2012.
  • Jerome Niles Dean’s Faculty Research Award, 2011-12.
  • Winner, Established Poets’ Contest, Metrorail Public Art Project, 2011.            
  • John Preston Short Fiction Award for “Kidnapping Chris,” 2009.
  • Lambda Literary Award for A History of Barbed Wire, 2007.
  • College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Certificate of Teaching Excellence, 2007.

 

Books

  • Redneck Bouquet: Gay Poems from Appalachia (poems).  Amherst, Massachusetts:  Lethe Press, 2020.  (107 pp.)
  • Endangered Species:  A Surly Bear in the Bible Belt (essays).  Amherst, Massachusetts:  Lethe Press, 2019.  (354 pp.)
  • LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia (anthology co-edited with Julia Watts).  Morgantown, West Virginia:  West Virginia University Press, 2019.  (288 pp.)
  • Insatiable (novel).  Amherst, Massachusetts:  Unzipped Books/Lethe Press, 2017.  (267 pp.)
  • Consent (short fiction).  Maple Shade, New Jersey:  Unzipped Books/Lethe Press, 2017.  (280 pp.)
  • Country (novel).  Maple Shade, New Jersey:  Lethe Press, 2016.  (418 pp.)
  • Rebels (poems).  Maple Shade, New Jersey:  Lethe Press, 2015.  (172 pp.)
  • Salvation:  A Novel of the Civil War (novel).  Maple Shade, NJ:  Bear Bones Books/Lethe Press, 2014.  (290 pp.)
  • Cub (novel).  Maple Shade, NJ:  Bear Bones Books/Lethe Press, 2014.  (226 pp.)
  • A Romantic Mann (poems).  Maple Shade, NJ:  Lethe Press, 2013.  (134 pp.)
  • Desire and Devour:  Stories of Blood and Sweat (short fiction).  Maple Shade, NJ:  Bear Bones Books/Lethe Press, 2012.  (202 pp.)
  • Purgatory: A Novel of the Civil War (novel).  Maple Shade, NJ:  Bear Bones Books/Lethe Press, 2012.  (286 pp.)
  • Fog:  A Novel of Desire and Reprisal (novel).  Maple Shade NJ:  Bear Bones Books/Lethe Press, 2011.  (228 pp.)
  • Ash: Poems from Norse Mythology (poetry).  Bar Harbor, ME: Rebel Satori Press, 2011.  (136 pp.)
  • Binding the God: Ursine Essays from the Mountain South (personal essays).  New London, CN:  Bear Bones Books/Lethe Press, 2010.  (232 pp.)
  • A History of Barbed Wire (short fiction).  San Francisco: Suspect Thoughts Press, 2006.  (208 pp.)
  • On the Tongue (poetry).  Arlington, VA: Gival Press, 2006.  (86 pp.)
  • Loving Mountains, Loving Men (memoir and poetry). Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2005.  (218 pp.)
  • Bones Washed with Wine (poems). Arlington, VA:  Gival Press, 2003.  (77 pp.)
  • Edge (personal essays).  Binghamton, NY: Harrington Park Press/Haworth Press, 2003.  (183 pp.)
  • Flint Shards from Sussex (poems). Arlington, VA: Gival Press, 2000.  (33 pp.)
  • Mountain Fireflies (poems). Yosemite, CA: Poetic Matrix Press, 2000.  (25 pp.)
  • Bliss (poems). Baltimore: BrickHouse Books, 1998.  (40 pp.)           
  • ENGL 4684/Old Norse Literature: Land into Legend
  • ENGL 4954/Study Abroad
  • ENGL 5774/Editing a Literary Journal
  • ENGL 6734/Graduate Creative Nonfiction Workshop
  • ENGL 6704/Graduate Fiction Workshop
  • ENGL 6714/Graduate Poetry Workshop
  • ENGL 5744/Graduate Form and Theory of Poetry
  • ENGL 3724/Creative Nonfiction Workshop
  • ENGL 3714/Poetry Workshop
  • ENGL 3704/Fiction Workshop
  • ENGL 4704/Advanced Fiction Workshop
  • ENGL 2744/Introduction to Creative Writing
  • HUM 4404/Appalachian Folk Culture
  • ENGL 1105/Composition and Rhetoric
  • ENGL 1106/Composition and Rhetoric
  • ENGL 2525/American Literature I
  • ENGL 2526/American Literature II
  • ENGL 2024 /Introduction to Poetry
  • ENGL 2334/Introduction to Satire
  • ENGL 3614/Southern Literature
  • HUM 1704/Introduction to Appalachian Studies
  • HONORS 3004/Honors Colloquium: Confessional Poetry
  • ENGL 4684/Special Study in Gay and Lesbian Literature 
  • ENGL 3624/Appalachian Literature

 

London Study Abroad, Summer 2015.

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