Revision of a Man - Matt Smythe

Revision of a Man

By Matt Smythe

  • Release Date: 2022-05-24
  • Genre: Poetry

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Probably more today than any other time in American history, the definition of what it means or what it takes to "be a man" is a moving target. The tension between masculinity and vulnerability is fiercely obvious in the issue-driven, sound-bite culture we live in. 

One is strong, one is weak. One leads, one follows. One is American, one is less-than.

Revision of a Man is a reconciliation with the shifting path of fatherhood, military service, a love of the outdoors, addiction, sobriety, depression, recovery, anger, and peace. The poetry and the prose are a stake in the ground that insists, a man is not one or the other. He is all of them.