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Tell me about the dream where we pull the bodies out of the lake and dress them in warm clothes again. How it was late, and no one could sleep, the horses. In honor of Valentine’s Day this week, I want to celebrate a book of poems I’m in love with. Richard Siken’s Crush changed poetry for me; after. Crush by Richard Siken, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Now the field is empty. And here is your cat, who keeps eating grass and vomiting in the hall- way. I’d seen this book quoted all over, and I really looked forward to reading it because of those quotes, which I quite liked, but those few that I’d read before even opening the book were almost the only quotes I liked after completing it.

Crush by Richard Siken

Dec 30, Ferrin rated it it was ok. His first volume of poems Crush, was a revelation to me; Crush changed poetry for me. Beginning with O Olga Broumas. You see them through the backseat window as you and your parents drive past. This is not a book ab Do you remember Prometheus?

Moving on is not something you can just will yourself to do. Please try again later.


A dark, partially even morbid and bloodthirsty atmosphere, language that was cgush the edge between hatred and love, and the feeling of pain and pleasure. Customers who bought this item also bought. A back-alley stabbing at an innocent dance on a courthouse lawn. The words tugged on heartstrings I never even knew I had and left me staring out the window, trying to find the right words for the rjchard of emotions washing over me.

I’ll never stop reading this book, and that’s the great thing with poetry, analyzing, understanding and interpreting and simply feeling it, is a neverending process. Beautiful, moving, bizarre, and powerful.

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It’s thinking about stabbing us to death and leaving our bodies in a dumpster. I’ve read parts of this book separately and reading it whole now takes me to places I thought I left, a previous lover read to me a poem by simen, I’ve read lines of the book once so many times that some days of mine were titled by some of these verses.

Pick up a copy for your lover here. When I say this it should mean laughter, not poison. The poems’ tense playbacks and freeze frames – their strategies of control – delineate chilling certainties and immutabilities.

Jan 16, tee rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a beautiful window! Right, I searched for some more fragments. This is the Sun. Feb 20, C rated it it was ok Shelves: Who is it that’s talking?


You Are Jeff | Crush by Richard Siken

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. First presented in as the Triangle Award for Gay Poetry, the award was renamed in memory of American poet Thom Gunn, the award’s first winner, following his death in Both motorbikes are shiny red and both boys have perfect teeth, dark hair, soft hands.

It may be that moving forward requires a lot of going round in circles. My entire body was aching for it. The bartender smiles, running a rag across the burnished wood of the bar.

When I started reading this I couldn’t believe what I got myself into.

You Are Jeff 4 Your name bg Jeff and somewhere up ahead of you your brother has pulled to the side of the road and he is waiting for you with a lug wrench clutched in his greasy fist.

I remember saving it amongst my favourites and then going back to business, however things changed when I found myself coming back to this exact fragment over and over and over again cruush the following days.