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by: Richard Siken

Publisher: Yale (2005)


Staff Pick by comrade: FG

Richard Siken writes poetry that renders everything else silent. His only published collection, 'Crush,' plays with the desperation and comfort of love and connection and the anxiety of it’s eventual, inevitable dissolution. He drenches each poem in staggering, sacramental narratives that solidify the panic induced with the understanding that in the end, nothing is ours to keep.