Crush (Hardcover)

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Description


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 GlUck 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."

About the Author


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

Praise For…


"Vital, immediate, and cinematic in scope, [Siken''s] verse offers sharply observed vignettes of longing, love, and pain."—Library Journal (Best Poetry of 2005)



Product Details
ISBN: 9780300107210
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 2005
Pages: 80