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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Your boyfriend Jeff gets up to answer the phone.

So me being a poetry simpleton is no fault of Siken’s, but I can’t give this a five star if I don’t fully comprehend the content. His wounds healed, the skin a bit thicker that before, scars like train tracks on his arms and on his body underneath his shirt. Perhaps the party was in your honor. Or, more accurately, his writing captures the state of panic whether or not the author himself is writing in a panic.

He also distances himself from the traditional poetic universe, which is stereotyped as serious and Romantic, with rhymed and metered lines about willows or swans.

Here is the list with all of your names, Jeff. Leave the lights on. Do you want anything I have?

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Books We Love: Crush, by Richard Siken | The Minnesota Review

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The sun is shining, O how the sun shines down! The one on the left has gone bad in the middle, and the other one on the left is about to. Siken has, within Crushcreated a world of love and crusj, of paranoia, where voices drift in and out, where the self questions its other aloud, causing disbelief in the fact of the world even richrd it builds around us into existence. To them he is a mirror, but to you he is a room.

Do not choose sides yet. It’s not because our hearts are large, they’re not, it’s what we struggle with. It is a world where ctush has replaced art. What’s left are the raw emotions of the actual experience, which is what great poetry is: Keep staring straight into my eyes.

Get out of the field! Often poems are not so much vessels of information, but more like an experience. I’ve read my book numerous times now, and everytime I find something new I didn’t see before.

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Pick up a copy for your lover here. Feb 06, Liz rated it really liked it Shelves: I had breathed in snatches of it on the sly, a sentence here and there and it seemed like it was going to be devastatingly good.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: First presented in as the Triangle Award for Gay Siiken, the award was renamed in memory of American poet Thom Gunn, the award’s first winner, following his death in It could have been so beautiful—you scout out the road ahead and I will watch your back, suken it was and how it will be, memory and fantasy— but each Jeff wants to be the other one.

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A Primer for the Small Weird Loves 1 The blond boy in the red trunks is holding your head underwater because he is trying to kill you, and you deserve it, you do, and you know this, and you are ready to die in this swimming pool because you wanted to touch his hands and lips and this means your life is over anyway.

Is that too much to expect? Crush is a project in obsession.

We believe in you. Consider the hairpin turn. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? We can literally see before and after love that how much it changed us.