Crush by Richard Siken

80 pages first pub 2005 (editions)

nonfiction lgbtqia+ poetry reflective slow-paced


Richard Siken's Crush, selected as the 2004 winner of the Yale Younger Poets prize, is a powerful collection of poems driven by obsession. Siken writes with ferocity, and his reader hurtles unstoppably with him. His poetry is confessional, gay, sa...

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emotional 86%
reflective 72%
dark 51%
sad 49%
challenging 24%
tense 22%
inspiring 11%
mysterious 10%
hopeful 5%
funny 2%
relaxing 2%
adventurous 1%


medium 44%
fast 34%
slow 20%

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