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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Though at this point I had been studying poetry for years, this is the book that made me love poetry. Review quote “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.

You were trying to convince me that we should go buy shovels and go out into the yard and I was trying to convince you that I was a vampire. To them he is a mirror, but to you he is a room.

And we know where those circles are going to take us. Is he singing to you? Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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First, I found this fragment from “Planet of Love” on the internet: We can literally see before and after love that how much it changed us. And not just any film, but a campy genre film. I’ve read my book numerous times now, and everytime I find something new I didn’t see before.


Dichard the world of American poetry, Siken’s voice is striking. But damn if there isn’t anything sexier than a slender boy with a handgun.

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You do not have a brother. The lawn drowned, the sky on fire, the gold light falling backward through the glass of every room. The imagery, the way they all relate even though they aren’t necessarily all related, the underlying tones of homoeroticism This could be a graveyard. It is still to your advan- tage to remain impartial. The Best Books of Aug 16, anna readingpeaches rated it it was amazing Shelves: In the world of American poetry, Siken’s voice is striking.

Oh, and SO much cheesy, disembodied dialogue. They’ll help you understand. What is he going to do with these sandwiches? Product details Format Paperback 80 pages Dimensions x x 6. Night Sky with Exit Wounds. You take the things you love and tear them apart or you pin them down with your body and pretend they’re yours.

The one in front will want to take you apart, and slowly. Siken was born in New York City and currently lives in Tucson, Arizona, where he is also a filmmaker, painter, and editor at Spork Pressa small press in Tucson that publishes a quarterly literary magazine called Spork, as well ruchard chapbooks and richaard. My partner pointed it out to me the other day I keep it on my bedside tableand said, “uh-oh, she’s drawn all over the cover.


Yes, imagine a room: I just couldn’t relate my self with the narrator. You’re in eighth grade.

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The mood of part one also throws the reader richar a sense of claustrophobic grief and yearning that pervades the poems. After the first few it lost me until the second to last poem which I liked in a weird-dream-sequence kind of way, and even that dragged on just a little too long.

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This book will excite patrons and be long remembered. I will come back from the dead for you. Or a horse, your favorite horse now raised up again out of the mud and galloping galloping always toward you. His wounds healed, the skin a bit thicker that before, scars like train tracks on his arms and on his body underneath his shirt. So much for the facts. This is one of the things Siken does best.