Yale University Press, 9780300107210, 80pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2005
In her introduction to the book, competition judge Louise GlUck hails the "cumulative, driving, apocalyptic power, and] purgatorial recklessness" of Siken's poems. She notes, "Books of this kind dream big. . . . They restore to poetry that sense of crucial moment and crucial utterance which may indeed be the great genius of the form."
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Praise For Crush…
"Vital, immediate, and cinematic in scope, [Siken''s] verse offers sharply observed vignettes of longing, love, and pain."—Library Journal (Best Poetry of 2005)