Queer Poetry Reading Group: April 17 - Crush by Richard Siken

**NOTE: This event will be offered both in-person and virtually. Please email [email protected] to get the Zoom link.**

The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents the April discussion of the center's Queer Poetry Reading Group, where we'll read Crush by Richard Siken.

About the book:

The 2004 winner of the Yale Younger Poets competition: a powerful, confessional, erotic collection 

Finalist for the 2005 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry

"Siken writes about love, desire, violence, and eroticism with a cinematic brilliance and urgency that makes this one of the best books of contemporary poetry."—Victoria Chang, Huffington Post

Richard Siken’s Crush, selected as the 2004 winner of the Yale Younger Poets prize, is a powerful collection of poems driven by obsession and love. Siken writes with ferocity, and his reader hurtles unstoppably with him. His poetry is confessional, gay, savage, and charged with violent eroticism. In the world of American poetry, Siken's voice is striking.

In her introduction to the book, competition judge Louise Glück 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.”

WHEN
April 17, 2023 at 6:30pm - 8pm
WHERE
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 W Maple St
at Bayard Rustin Way
Allentown, PA 18101
United States
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CONTACT
Gabby Hochfeld · · (610) 347-9988 x106

Will you come?