Tell me about the dream where we pull the bodies out of the lake and dress them in warm clothes again. How it was late, and no one could sleep, the horses. In honor of Valentine’s Day this week, I want to celebrate a book of poems I’m in love with. Richard Siken’s Crush changed poetry for me; after. Crush by Richard Siken, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Description Richard Siken’s Crush, selected as the winner crhsh the Yale Younger Poets rjchard, is a powerful collection of poems driven by obsession and love.

Siken writes with ferocity, and his reader hurtles unstoppably with him. His poetry is confessional, gay, savage, and charged with violent skien. In the world of American poetry, Siken’s voice is striking. In her introduction to the book, competition judge Louise Gluck hails the “cumulative, driving, apocalyptic power, [and] purgatorial recklessness” of Siken’s poems. She notes, “Books of this kind dream big.


They restore to poetry that sense of crucial moment and crucial utterance which may indeed be the great genius of the form. The Best Sike of Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Product details Format Paperback 80 pages Dimensions x x 6.

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Views of Jeopardy Jack Gilbert. The Destroyer in the Glass Noah Warren. Green Squall Jay Hopler. Blue Yodel Ansel Elkins. Hands of the Saddlemaker Nicholas Samaras. Out of the Woods Thomas Bolt. Field Guide Robert Hass. The Cuckoo Peter Streckfus. Review quote “Siken writes about love, desire, violence, and eroticism with a cinematic brilliance and urgency that makes this one of the best books of contemporary poetry. This book will excite patrons and be long remembered. Recommended for all collections.


Crush is a vivid, fast-paced book that may be read as a single, powerful sequence.

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Richard Siken’s poetry is daring in its construction, graceful yet startling in its beauty, and complicit with emotions and states of mind that would have remained unintelligible without him.

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