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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We are playing with fire here, after all. We believe in you. Does love even care?

You were driving toward something and then, well, then you found yourself driving the other way. Now look at the lights, the lights.

Keep staring straight into my eyes. Siken writes with ferocity, and his reader hurtles unstoppably with him. However, the final poem “Snow and Dirty Rain manages to summarize the emotional journey of the collection and brings a sense of closure. Take off those wet clothes and come over here, by the fire. His pace and image teach us fight from the first two pages how to read the work, and how to prepare yo SIken’s Crushhis first book which also won the Yale Young Poets’ award inis one of he most complete works of poetry I’ve come across in years.


And writing about poetry is difficult at the best of times. Can you imagine what it would be like to know that your liver would be eaten from your body day after day? Imagine the room now falling away. There are two twins on motorbikes but one is farther up the road, beyond the hairpin turn, or just before it, depending on which twin you are in love with at the time.

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What’s interesting is his emphasis on the body, specifically hands, which find their way into almost every or every other poem in the collection Customers who siien this item also viewed. Both motorbikes are shiny red and both boys have perfect teeth, dark hair, soft hands. We were in the gold room where everyone finally gets what they want.

You should read him. The one on the left has gone bad in the middle, cruwh the other one on the left is about to. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. All of them have seen you naked and heard you talking in your sleep.

That I would take you there? Do not choose sides yet.

I’ve read many books, some of them have taught me about the world, about people, about feelings or ideas. I guess for the most part I’m realizing that I maybe grew out of it before I had the chance to read it.


Return to Book Page. Jan 30, jenice rated it it sken amazing Shelves: You had expected something else, anything else, but the wrench never reaches you.

In a word, in a phrase, it’s a movie, you’re the star so smile for the camera, it’s your big scene, you know your lines. He pairs image and notion with time and yearning. Little Beast 3 History repeats itself. Who is it that’s talking? You’re in a car with a beautiful boy, and you’re trying not to richarr him that you love him, and you’re trying to choke down the feeling, and you’re trembling, but he reaches over and he touches you, like a prayer for which no words exist, and you feel your heart taking root in rivhard body, like you’ve discovered something you don’t even have a name for.

They are the same and they hate each other for it. A world not yet cut to fit our screens. Reading this collection of poems allowed me cruush see it clearly.

There is the melodrama: