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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Do you want anything I have? Review “Siken writes about love, desire, violence, and eroticism with a cinematic brilliance and urgency that makes this one of the best books of contemporary poetry. And writing about poetry is difficult at the sikn of times.

Other books in this series. When he throws the wrench into the air it will catch the light as it spins toward you. The rushing mania Siken induces is evident in the images and shape of the line on the page:.

That I would take you there? I read the poem ‘You Are Jeff’ online and completely fell in love. I liked some of poetry which made me want to finish this book.

I’d crksh to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? I had four dreams in a row where you were burned, about to burn, or still on fire.

Jul 12, Patrick Duggan vrush it it was amazing Shelves: There is something safe and comforting in the smallness of this world; it is slken world we recognize. Richard Siken writes with a sense of longing and urgency. Some of them went on for a long time, dragging their feet and I got too caught up in trying to follow to like them.


In any case the book is highly recommended, read it first and you can get to decide yourself on it! A dish in the sink that might be yours, some clothes on the floor that might belong to someone else. With this appropriation of cinematic lexicon and familiar, genre-specific tropes, Siken appeals to the modern appetite for visual camp and the satisfaction of recognition it provides.

Your boyfriend Jeff gets up to answer the phone. Skien see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Though at this point I had been studying poetry for years, this is the book that made me love poetry. 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 in the following days.

O how the slken shines down. His ability to talk about both the beautiful isken the ugly aspects of human desire that make the reader feel sympathy for the speaker often while laughing is what makes this book stand out. English Choose a language for shopping. Leave the lights on.

Try explaining a life bundled with episodes of this– swallowing mud, swallowing glass, the smell of blood on the first four knuckles. Besides, it is Glbt, and I have grown rather tired of the usual and by now unfortunately stereotyped pairings.


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I have read Crush two more times since then and I feel like I have a better grasp of it now, but it still leaves me staring out the window, at a complete loss for words.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. That it would somehow not deliver. What are you still doing in this field? I immediately bought the book, and I’m so glad I did. There’s sadness, self-pity and a tremor of anxiety. Like literally it touched my heart!! The splash of my tongue melting you like a sugar drush Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

You Are Jeff | Crush by Richard Siken

View all 6 comments. Richard Siken writes a pulsing, rambling, surrealistic, and cinematic verse. He is cofounder and editor of the literary magazine spork. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The heart is monologing about hesitation and fulfillment while behind the red brocade the heart is drowning.

I couldn’t get the boy to kill me, but I wore his jacket for the longest time. There are many names in the history but none of them are ours. Tell me how all this, and love too, will ruin us. They’ll help you understand.

You could love this boy with all your heart.