Crush by Richard Siken

Crush by Richard Siken

"After reading Crush, I cried, almost got a tattoo from one of the poems in the book, cried again and re-read the book in its entirety.  This book is devastating.  It is beautiful.  It explores the things you don't want to feel but do regardless, and how that pull can render you both disempowered and empowered.  Siken's poetry explores sexuality, boyhood, danger, and grief in ways your body will never forget.  You must read this book."  - Recommended by Jess

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By Richard Siken, Louise Glück (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780300107890
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Published: Yale University Press - April 11th, 2005

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.