Jack Mann writes and performs poems and short stories. His written work typically explores the impotence of environments and people and the often causal relationships therein. He also has experience as an editor, publisher and writing workshop leader having co-founded and run the widely acclaimed, Sheffield-based Dead Beats Literary Blog.
Jack grew up near Middlesbrough, studied in Sheffield, worked around Australia, then Manchester, and has recently moved to London following a second stint in Sheffield. Professionally, he has worked as a travel writer, in content marketing and in technical SEO. Spiritually, he aspires to lead writing and performance workshops when not MC-ing or singing. He still, however, needs to learn how to sing.
Jack Mann: poetry, prose & performance
In September 2018, Jack left his full-time job to figure out his writing, perform again and launch and re-launch art projects. www.whojackmann.com is the first, and is now live.
90s SINGLES NIGHT
90s SINGLES NIGHT is a collaborative art piece that pays homage to Chinese Singles’ Day featuring words by Jack, translations by Magic and illustrations by Charly.
And you can click here for the Spotify playlist that this collection is based on.
BLOCK; or, the naïvete of the prince not crowned In association with The Writing Squad & Wrecking Ball Press, is Jack’s first collection of poems soon available to buy from his website [watch this space].
Effective Blog Writing in 2019
Jack spent two years working in online marketing and SEO and has seen his content strategies gain momentum across a number of brands in the UK, as well as on individual brands in Spain, Italy and Germany. Effective Blog Writing in 2019 discusses (through theory in practice) some of the techniques Jack has used in building successful blog posts. His sights are now set on China…
The Great Quiz in the Cri
Jack studied his master’s degree in Scotland and The Great Quiz in the Cri is a commemoration of 14 weeks of tomfoolery as the Criterion Bar’s quizmaster in St. Andrews.
‘Atlantis Arrived’ in Atlantis
A friends’ collection of Atlantis-themed poems features ‘Atlantis Arrived’, a 300 word poem in/excited by quantum physics.
Written between 2013 and 2015, Kerowack; or, the need for things not as they were is a free-to-download homage to that dastardly drunkard, Jack Kerouac.
Jack dedicated a day each to exploring Berlin’s 12 boroughs (Bezirke) at the end of 12 weeks of living in Berlin. Bezirk Berlin, then, is for the tourist who likes to blend in…
An autumnal Sheffield afternoon in 2014 with Lukke Featherstone birthed Zen Marmalade and ‘improvised song #2’ is one of Jack’s proudest moments. The lyric was re-worked as ‘Let Me Take You Out Tonight’ in BLOCK.
Dead Beats Literary Blog
From 2011-2013, the community that grew out of three bored friends’ love of literary life experiences, in turn, inspired the majority of Jack’s literary and life experiences. Dead Beats Literary Blog sparked nearly all of Jack’s adult artistic interests, and, rumour has it, it might be resurfacing soon…
‘An Elegy to Plug’
A visualisation of ‘An Elegy to Plug’ [now ‘An Eighteen Year Old to Plug’ in BLOCK].
Jack recorded a poem for his nana at Sheffield Hallam’s HUBS as part of the 2012 Off the Shelf Literary Festival.