Words: "Little Beast" / Richard Siken
I've never included Siken's poetry into posts because they're quite heavy and have a different dynamic than what I'd like for this blog, but I recently finished Crush and I just really wanted to use one of his works. Siken's poems are about obsession and love and destruction and all-consuming emotions that take control of us. Through his poems, Siken is able to give us these explicit and raw emotions in a very beautiful and graceful way.
In her foreword, Louise Gluck starts by saying, "This is a book about panic." If there is a sentence that can effectively consolidate all descriptions of Crush, then that is it.
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