Mr. Jeff Mann

Virginia, United States

Member Since: 09/02/2008


Jeff Mann grew up in Covington, Virginia, and Hinton, West Virginia, receiving degrees in English and forestry from West Virginia University.  His poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in many publications, including Arts and Letters, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Willow Springs, The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide, Crab Orchard Review, and Appalachian Heritage.  He has published three award-winning poetry chapbooks, Bliss, Mountain Fireflies, and Flint Shards from Sussex; four full-length books of poetry, Bones Washed with Wine, On the Tongue, Ash: Poems from Norse Mythology, and A Romantic Mann; two collections of personal essays, Edge: Travels of an Appalachian Leather Bear and Binding the God: Ursine Essays from the Mountain South; two novellas, Devoured, included in Masters of Midnight: Erotic Tales of the Vampire, and Camp Allegheny, included in History'€™s Passion: Stories of Sex Before Stonewall; two novels, Fog: A Novel of Desire and Reprisal and Purgatory: A Novel of the Civil War; a book of poetry and memoir, Loving Mountains, Loving Men; and two volumes of short fiction, Desire and Devour:  Stories of Blood and Sweat and A History of Barbed Wire, which won a Lambda Literary Award.  He teaches creative writing at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Website: https://filebox.vt.edu/users/jemann2//


Publications

  • Bones Washed with Wine , Gival Press (January 16, 2003)
  • On the Tongue , Gival Press (July 21, 2006)
  • Purgatory: A Novel of the Civil War , Bear Bones Books/Lethe Press (March 5, 2012)
  • A Romantic Mann , Lethe Press (April 6, 2013)
  • Ash: Poems from Norse Mythology , Rebel Satori Press (March 1, 2011)
  • Desire and Devour: Stories of Blood and Sweat , Bear Bones Books/Lethe Press (August 25, 2012)
  • A History of Barbed Wire , Bear Bones Books/Lethe Press (July 15, 2011)
  • Fog: A Novel of Desire and Reprisal , Bear Bones Books/Lethe Press (August 13, 2011)
  • Loving Mountains, Loving Men , Ohio University Press (November 15, 2005)
  • Edge: Travels of an Appalachian Leather Bear , Bear Bones Books/Lethe Press (November 15, 2008)
  • Binding the God: Ursine Essays from the Mountain South , Bear Bones Books/Lethe Press (December 1, 2010)

Awards

  • Lambda Literary Award(2007)
  • Rainbow Award(2012)
  • John Preston Short Fiction Award(2009)
  • Pauline Reage Novel Award(2012)
  • Established Poets' Contest, Metrorail Public Art Project(2011)

Employment

  • Instructor at Virginia Tech (August 1989 - August 2003)
  • Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech (August 2003 - August 2007)
  • Associate Professor at Virginia Tech (August 2007 - )

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts in English from West Virginia University (May 1981)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nature Interpretation from West Virginia University (May 1981)
  • Master of Arts in English from West Virginia University (May 1984)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Poetry