The Manly Arts: Or What I’ve Learned About Being A Man Watching Professional Wrestling by W. Todd Kaneko

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by W. Todd Kaneko

Can you take pain like a man?

The Manly Arts: Or What I’ve Learned About Being A Man Watching Professional Wrestling

W. Todd Kaneko is not cool enough to be a rock star, not tall enough to be a professional wrestler and not virtuous enough to be a super hero. He is the author of The Dead Wrestler Elegies (Curbside Splendor, 2014). His poems, essays and stories can be seen in Bellingham Review, Los Angeles Review, Boxcar Poetry Review, Barrelhouse, The Collagist, [PANK], Paper Darts, Menacing Hedge, Blackbird, The Huffington Post, Song of the Owashtanong: Grand Rapids Poetry in the 21st Century, 99 Poems for the 99 Percent, Bring the Noise: The Best Pop Culture Essays from Barrelhouse Magazine and many other journals and anthologies.

Lucha Libre!: jm3 via Foter.com / CC BY-SA

Lucha Libre in Mexico, anos setenta: Manuel Chávez R. via Foter.com / CC BY-ND