Richard Siken

Richard Siken

but tell me you love this, tell me you’re not miserable. - Richard Siken, from “Seaside Improvisation”

but tell me you love this, tell me you’re not miserable. - Richard Siken, from “Seaside Improvisation”

Which brings us back to the hero's shoulders and a gentleness that comes, not from the absence of violence, but despite the abundance of it.

Which brings us back to the hero's shoulders and a gentleness that comes, not from the absence of violence, but despite the abundance of it.

In the wrong light anyone can look like a darkness.  - Richard Siken from “War of the Foxes”

In the wrong light anyone can look like a darkness. - Richard Siken from “War of the Foxes”

Excerpt from "Litany In Which Certain Things are Crossed Out" by Richard Siken- first published in his poetry chapbook, Crush.

Excerpt from "Litany In Which Certain Things are Crossed Out" by Richard Siken- first published in his poetry chapbook, Crush.

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