Crush

Crush

Book - 2005
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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 Gl#65533;ck 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."
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2005
ISBN: 9780300107210
0300107218
9780300107890
0300107897
Branch Call Number: Poetry 811.6 SIK

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cmfinley
Jun 02, 2016

If you want poetry that will absolutely dig into the darkest, most painful parts of your soul, Richard Siken's work is it. I have never been moved (AKA emotionally thrown across the room and curb-stomped) like this before in my life.

JCLAmyF Apr 15, 2015

I'm not sure if I've ever read a book of recent poetry that moved me so much. The panic, confusion, pain and passion in this slim book are so overwhelmingly beautiful. I can't wait to read his new volume, War of the Foxes.

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elloyd74
May 09, 2007

When is reading poetry like watching a Gregg Araki film? When you're reading Siken's debut. A Yale Younger Poet award winner.

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