19+ Poems About Men And Masculinity: The Complexities Of Man

Masculinity. It’s a word that gets tossed around a lot, often without much thought given to its actual definition. What does it mean to be masculine? 

And why do we so often feel the need to ascribe this label to certain people and behaviours? In this collection of poems, we take a closer look at masculinity and all of its complexity. 

From the pressure to “man up” and hide our emotions to the way toxic masculinity can lead to violence, these poems explore all aspects of what it means to be a man in today’s world. 

Whether you’re male or female, if you’re interested in understanding masculinity better, this collection is definitely worth a read.

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Masculinity is often portrayed as strong and stoic, but it can also be tender and emotional. These poems explore the many facets of masculinity in all its beauty and complexity. 

We hope you enjoyed this eclectic mix of poems about masculinity. It was a difficult task to boil it all down to just 20, but we think these capture the range and complexity of what it means to be a man in today’s world. 

And finally, if you want to explore more poetry about gender and masculinities, head over to our community where we can talk.

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