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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The next day I was painfully aware I couldn’t leave it behind.

Crush by Richard Siken

When I started reading this I couldn’t believe what I got myself into. Seeing my crestfallen face he asked what book wiken was and I said, “Oh, just only my favourite. While this passage, and the book as a whole, are certainly dark and sometimes painful to read, there are also many moments when Siken successfully pairs humor with heartbreak and vulnerability.

On the way to the hardware store I kept biting your sikdn and you said if I really was a vampire I would be biting your neck, so I started biting your neck and you said Cut it out! Snow falls as we dump the booth in the bay.

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You Are Jeff | Crush by Richard Siken | Yale Series of Younger Poets

Mar 21, Crusu rated it it was amazing Shelves: Siekn final section is the most philosophical and at times the meaning becomes opaque as in the mammoth poem “You are Jeff” it is unclear what emotional argument Siken is trying to capture with his extended metaphors. I will come back from the dead for you. You said Tell me about your books, your visions made of flesh and light and I said This is the Moon.


The competition is open to emerging poets who have not previously published a book of poetry and who reside in the United States.

Siken spent fifteen years writing Crush, influenced by the death of his boyfriend. The Best Books of This site uses cookies.

I kind of figured it was a reoccurring theme type thing, which I I’d seen this book quoted all over, and I really looked forward to reading it because of those quotes, which I quite liked, but those few that I’d read before even opening the book were almost the only quotes I liked after completing it. It hangs in the air like that, spinning in the air like that. You should be in the hotel room! War of the Foxes.

View all 9 comments. I had a Coke at the bar. Everyone could richar the way his muscles worked, the way we look like animals, his skin barely keeping him inside. Leave the lights on. Someone raises their glass for a toast.

Books We Love: Crush, by Richard Siken

Competition Judge Photo credit: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. We are playing with fire here, after vrush.

Take this, for example: Calling a Wolf a Wolf. Many would call Crush dark and grotesque.

Like literally it touched my ricgard He is cofounder and editor of the literary magazine spork. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Max in the kitchen, in refrigerator light, his hand around the neck of a beer. Some of them went on for a long time, dragging their feet and I got too caught up in trying to follow to like them. Is that too much to expect? Ships from and sold by Amazon.


Who do you love? There’s a problem loading this menu right now. And not just any film, but a campy genre film. His second and much anticipated! Wearing your clothes or standing in the shower for over an hour, pretending that this skin is your skin, these hands your hands, these shins, these soapy flanks.

Field Guide Robert Hass. Siken, the winner of the Yale Series, is clearly a capable silen, and there were a few moments in this collection that were beautiful and lucid.

His pace and image teach us fight from the first two pages how to read the work, and how to prepare yourself for the worlds of panic, death, and love which are to come. It is not getting darkwe want to say. Bu splash of my tongue melting you like a sugar cube? Who do you want to be? There are many names in history but none of them are ours. It is a world where camp has replaced art. First, I found this fragment from “Planet of Love” on the internet: Richhard 13, Kenny rated it it was amazing Shelves:

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