Oral History with Jeff Mann, October 30, 2014 (Ms2015-007)


Oral History with Jeff Mann, October 30, 2014 (Ms2015-007)


Jeff Mann is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program at Virginia Tech. Mann started as an instructor in the English department in August of 1989, was appointed Assistant Professor in 2003, and later received tenure. A prolific writer, artist, and poet, Mann's work encompasses the complexities of love and relationships as well as the gay and lesbian experience in the culture of Appalachia. Mann is also known for his fiction, which details the depths and intensities of gay male relationships.

The inverview was conducted on October 30, 2014 in Jeff Mann's office, 210 Shanks Hall, on the campus of Virginia Tech. The interview chronicles the story of Mann's life from growing up in a small town in West Virginia to his college experience and his arrival in Blacksburg. It includes stories of his first experience with his sexuality, coming out as gay, his first sexual experience, relationships, the nature of his publications, and the meaning of his tattoos.




Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Virginia Tech LGBTQ Oral History Collection, Ms2015-007, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.


Ren Harman


Jeff Mann


Shanks Hall, Virginia Tech




“Oral History with Jeff Mann, October 30, 2014 (Ms2015-007),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed February 22, 2024, http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2015-007/Ms2015-007_VTLGBTQ_MannJeff.