Sunday, February 6, 2011

Poem of the Week: "Road Music," by Richard Siken

As you can see from my last blog post, I am super-obsessed with Richard Siken right now. So of course, I needed to use him for my Poem of the Week. This poem, "Road Music," isn't quite as gut-punchingly wonderful as "Litany in Which Certain Things Are Crossed Out," but it's a great example of the way Siken uses imagery to build his poetic world. His words are so precise and exacting in the way they create images. I've learned a lot from him as a writer during this last week I've spent with his book, Crush. Enjoy!

Road Music, by Richard Siken

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