Review: Poems that Make Grown Men Cry

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Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus reviews Poems that Make Grown Men Cry, a new anthology of poetry that will move even the toughest of guys.

Here’s the Bad News, Son

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Steve Almond’s reflections on having a baby boy, after a lifetime of trying to deal with aggression.

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“Being a Father Is Being a Question”: What a New Anthology on Fatherhood Has to Say About Being a Dad

"Being a Father Is Being a Question": What a New Anthology on Fatherhood Has to Say About Being a Dad

Steve Edwards talks to Brian Gresko, the editor behind the upcoming “When I First Held You”, about literary fathers, gender and parenting, and the transformative power of becoming a dad

Finding the Truly Heroic Among Us Mere Mortals

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“The men whom I have met during the Project have each inspired me to grow in a different way. They are my heroes. What we need as men isn’t more silent suffering; it’s the willingness to tell and listen to the truth of our lives.” ~ Tom Matlack

The Good Men Project Anthology is Free With Membership. Here Are 7 Reasons to Try It.

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You Asked for an Ad-Free Good Men Project. We Listened.

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An ad-free Good Men Project if you become a Premium Member. But that’s not all….

We Are Pioneering Both the Conversation and The Business Model

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Yes, it’s hard. But we don’t care if things are hard, as long as they are not physically impossible.

Iowa Black Dirt

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Perry Glasser is raising his daughter alone. And one by one, the mysteries are dispelled.

Too Cruel, Not Unusual Enough

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Kenneth E. Hartman’s anthology sheds light on the other death penalty: life without parole.

Break Me Off A Piece Of That Funk! An excerpt from the Steamfunk Anthology

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An excerpt from the short story, “The Sharp Knife of A Short Life” by Top Cow Talent Hunt winner Hannibal Tabu.

Structural Failure

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Amin Ahmad’s excerpt from The Good Men Project anthology. “We take our usual seats at the coffee shop, by the plate glass window. My hands are shaking so badly that I scald myself. ‘What’s going on, man?’ Peter looks at me over the rim of his coffee cup.”

Conventions: @Onyxcon Hits Atlanta August 19-20!

San Diego, New York, even Emerald City and the numerous Wizard World shows … sure, Black people show up (and sometimes in a major way), but why aren't there any conventions aimed at us? Oh … right, there's Onyxcon! On August 19-20, Atlanta will host Onyxcon, a two- day convention that celebrates the contributions and […]

A Book by Men, for Men—Awkward Chest-Bumps Not Included

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The eclectic mix of contributors—from Pulitzer winners, Vanity Fair writers, Emmy winners, Poet Laureates, Gulf War pilots, ex-cons, pro football Hall of Famers—draw upon the defining moments in men’s lives and explore the perspectives men have gained.