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Crush by Richard Siken
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Jul 01, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: poetry, so-much-love
Recommended for: Everyone.
Read from December 27 to 29, 2012 , read count: 1

I don't know how to review this. Nothing I think of it seems to do this little book of poetry justice. Richard Siken's skill with words and phrasing is more than incredible and the themes he touches on, the stories he tells are just... I don't know how to express it. I just love ― love ― it so much.

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Richard Siken
“The way you slam your body into mine reminds me I’m alive, but monsters are always hungry, darling, and they’re only a few steps behind you, finding the flaw, the poor weld, the place where we weren’t stitched up quite right, the place they could almost slip right into through if the skin wasn’t trying to keep them out, to keep them here, on the other side of the theater where the curtain keeps rising. I crawled out the window and ran into the woods. I had to make up all the words myself. The way they taste, the way they sound in the air. I passed through the narrow gate, stumbled in, stumbled around for a while, and stumbled back out. I made this place for you. A place for to love me. If this isn’t a kingdom then I don’t know what is.”
Richard Siken, Crush

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