The Yale Younger Poets Prize is the oldest annual literary award in the United States. The competition is open to emerging poets who have not previously published a book of poetry and who reside in the United States.
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Little Beast | Crush by Richard Siken

Little Beast | Crush by Richard Siken

1 An all-night barbeque. A dance on the courthouse lawn. The radio aches a little tune that tells the story of what the night is thinking. It’s thinking of love. It’s thinking of stabbing us to death and leaving our bodies in a dumpster. That’s a nice touch, stains in the night, whiskey and kisses...
Scheherazade | Crush by Richard Siken

Scheherazade | Crush by Richard Siken

Tell me about the dream where we pull the bodies out of the lake and dress them in warm clothes again. How it was late, and no one could sleep, the horses running until they forget that they are horses. It’s not like a tree where the roots have to end somewhere, it’s more like...
Straw House, Straw Dog | Crush by Richard Siken

Straw House, Straw Dog | Crush by Richard Siken

1 I watched TV.         I had a Coke at the bar.       I had four dreams in a row where you were burned, about to burn, or still on fire. I watched TV.          I had a Coke at the bar. I had four Cokes, four...
Saying Your Names |Crush by Richard Siken

Saying Your Names |Crush by Richard Siken

Saying Your Names Chemical names, bird names, names of fire and flight and snow, baby names, paint names, delicate names like bones in the body, Rumplestiltskin names that are always changing, names that no one’s ever able to figure out. Names of spells and names of hexes, names cursed quietly under the breath, or called...
Road Music |Crush by Richard Siken

Road Music |Crush by Richard Siken

    Road Music 1 The eye stretches to the horizon and then must continue up. Anything past the horizon is invisible, it can only be imagined. You want to see the future but you only see the sky. Fluffy clouds. Look—white fluffy clouds. Looking back is easy for a while and then looking back...
You Are Jeff | Crush by Richard Siken

You Are Jeff | Crush by Richard Siken

1 There are two twins on motorbikes but one is farther up the road, beyond the hairpin turn, or just before it, depending on which twin you are in love with at the time. Do not choose sides yet. It is still to your advan- tage to remain impartial. Both motorbikes are shiny red and...