Crush

Paperback | April 11, 2005

byRichard SikenForeword byLouise Glück

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Richard Siken’s Crush, selected as the 2004 winner of the Yale Younger Poets prize, 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 eroticism. In the world of American poetry, Siken's voice is striking.
In her introduction to the book, competition judge Louise Glück 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.”

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Richard Siken’s Crush, selected as the 2004 winner of the Yale Younger Poets prize, 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 eroticism. In the world of American poetry, Siken'...

Richard Siken lives in Tucson, Arizona. He is cofounder and editor of the literary magazine spork.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 7.5 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:April 11, 2005Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300107897

ISBN - 13:9780300107890

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful This collection of poetry is beautiful. It is the first book of poems that I ever became attached to. It makes you feel things that you didn't know you could feel and it is wonderfully written. I highly recommend this book of poetry.
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“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.”—Victoria Chang, The Huffington Post