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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You Are Jeff | Crush by Richard Siken

Field Guide Robert Hass. Now look at the lights, the lights. Look—it looks like a star. It was something like safety. I am in love with it. Aug 16, anna readingpeaches rated it it was amazing Shelves: We want to stop. At one point it was hard getting from one page to another. You keep singing along to that song I hate. So I kept saving it. It’s thinking about stabbing us to death and leaving our bodies in a dumpster.

There is beauty in the voice and damage of this book.

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What are you still doing in this field? Someone raises their glass for a toast. I saw an excerpt of several of the poems from this book on tumblr, and they really grabbed me in a way I couldn’t describe.

Apr 21, farida rated it it was amazing Shelves: It truly fucking does. Readtolive Well it really depends on your teenager, age and maturity wise. Film critics identify cult classics not only by a devoted fanbase, but also in large part by the transgressiveness and marginality of the content.


I had four dreams on TV. Mirrors and shop windows returned our faces to us, replete with tight lips and the eyes that remained eyes and not the doorway we had hoped for.

Siken, the winner of the Yale Series, is clearly a capable poet, and there were a few moments in this collection that were beautiful and lucid.

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

While Siken is devoted to emotions, he is also interested in the physical body and the damage both can do. I would wait if …more Well it really depends on your teenager, ricjard and maturity wise.

However, the final poem “Snow and Dirty Rain manages to summarize the emotional journey of the collection and brings a sense of closure. A Primer for the Small Weird Loves 1 The blond boy in the red trunks is holding your head underwater because he is trying richars kill you, and you deserve it, you do, and skken 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.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. It truly reached in deep and took me along with it.

Leave a trail of letters like those little knots of bread we used to dream about. The Torn-Up Road 4 I want to tell you this story without having to say that I ran out into the street to prove something, that he chased after me and threw xiken into the gravel.

Although the poems are often tragic they are also filled with surprising humor. My partner pointed it out to me vy other day I keep it on my bedside tableand said, “uh-oh, she’s drawn all over the cover.


Oh, and SO much cheesy, disembodied dialogue. The poems’ tense playbacks and freeze frames – their strategies of control – delineate chilling certainties and immutabilities.

Reading this collection of poems allowed me to see it clearly. Danielle told me to read that poem and then go home and buy the book. sken

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This book will excite patrons and be long remembered. Makes a cathedral, him pressing against me, his lips at my neck, and yes, I do believe his mouth is heaven, his kisses falling over me like stars. I bought the book because someone I had a crush on talked it up, but it aiken become something like a lifeline for me. This work is more than a stunning compilation of language–it truly reaches in deep and takes you along with it if you allow it. The final section is the most philosophical and at times the meaning becomes opaque as in the mammoth poem “You are Jeff” it is unclear what emotional argument Siken is crusy to capture with his extended metaphors.

Part One establishes several motifs that wind their way through the poems of parts two and three effectively binding them together.