War of the Foxes

War of the Foxes

Book - 2015
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"His territory is [where] passion and eloquence collide and fuse.'-The New York Times"Richard Siken writes about love, desire, violence, and eroticism with a cinematic brilliance and urgency."-Huffington Post. Richard Siken's debut, Crush, won the Yale Younger Poets' Prize, sold over 20,000 copies, and earned him a devoted fan-base. In this much-anticipated second book, Richard Siken seeks definite answers to indefinite questions: what it means to be called to make-whether it is a self, love, war, or art-and what it means to answer that call. In poems equal parts contradiction and clarity, logic and dream, Siken tells the modern world an unforgettable fable about itself. The Museum: "Two lovers went to the museum and wandered the rooms. He saw a painting and stood in front of it for too long. It was a few minutes before she realized he had gotten stuck. He was stuck looking at a painting. She stood next to him, looking at his face and then the face in the painting. What do you see? she asked. I don't know, he said. He didn't know. She was disappointed, then bored. He was looking at a face and she was looking at her watch. This is where everything changed." Richard Siken works as a social worker, dealing primarily with developmentally disabled adults. He is a poet, painter, and co-founded and currently edits the magazine spork. He lives in Tucson, Arizona"--
Publisher: Port Townsend, Washington : Copper Canyon Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9781556594779
1556594771
Branch Call Number: 811 SIKEN
Characteristics: viii, 49 pages ; 23 cm

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Davidamartin Jul 21, 2015

Here is a review I wrote that was published in Fruita Pulp, a poetry journal (Issue #10 July/August, 2015):
http://www.fruitapulp.com/2015/07/06/review-war-of-the-foxes-by-richard-siken/

JCLAmyF Apr 20, 2015

Siken's newest book of poetry is about the process of creating art, stories, and identity. Siken uses the processes of painting and of storytelling to question why we make art, and how in making art we also make ourselves. I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes poetry, as well as anyone interested in the creative processes behind art.

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