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.... show more
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.”
Publish date: April 11th 2005
Publisher: Yale University Press
Pages no: 80
Edition language: English
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I took away a star solely because of the edition. This edition changed some of the poems, including Wishbone, which was the first Richard Siken poem I read, so i noticed right away. The changes made were for the worse, it didn't have that initial sense of desperation that made it flow so well befor...
La verdad, muy hermoso. Cada palabra está tan llena de significado y sentimientos. Es tan simple y corto como perfecto y preciso.
I think that's the most beautiful piece of poetry I've ever read. I won't convince you. Here's my fav poem.Little Beast1An all-night barbecue. A dance on the courthouse lawn. The radio aches a little tune thet tells the story of what the night is thinking. It's thinking of love. ...
I love angsty and dark poetry far more then petals and rainbows so this volume had me rereading a good portion of it many times before I considered myself finished with it. I love raw, dark and evocative writings and poetry and these hit that mark.Others may have attributed the impact of his poems t...