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Crush (Yale Series of Younger Poets)

 
 
 
 
Crush (Yale Series of Younger Poets)
Author: Richard Siken
ISBN 13: 9780300107890
ISBN 10: 300107897
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2005-04-11
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
List Price: $18.00
 
 

Announcing the 2004 winner of the Yale Younger Poets competition, North America's oldest annual literary prize.

Library Journal

Not every poet launches his career by winning the Yale Series of Younger Poets award, and not every Yale Younger Poet makes the impression Siken has made (he got a National Book Critics Circle nomination, for instance). Vital, immediate, and cinematic in scope, his verse offers sharply observed vignettes of longing, love, and pain: "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 running/ Until they forget that they are horses." (LJ 6/1/05) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.