‘Real Men’

10 Jan

I have written previously about poetry and gender, with a particular emphasis on the way in which poets construct representations of masculinity and femininity.  Harry Baker’s spoken word poem ‘Real Men‘ would be a great addition to my existing list of poems that engage with gender.  It would be a particularly interesting poem to study alongside Tupac’s ‘Dear Mama’ and Amir Sulaiman’s ‘She Said’ (see here) as it directly engages with perceptions and realities of masculinity.

The poem is also interesting as it uses distinctively gendered language.  In this sense, it could be viewed as a companion piece to the ‘Like a Girl‘ commercial/PSA.

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