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Richard Siken

Queer Poetry Salon Poet 2021

About Richard Siken

Richard Siken is the author of two poetry collections, War of the Foxes (Copper Canyon Press, 2015), and Crush (Yale University Press, 2005), which won the 2004 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize, a Lambda Literary Award, the Thom Gunn Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is a recipient of a Pushcart Prize, two Arizona Commission on the Arts grants, two Lannan residency fellowships, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He lives in Tucson, Arizona, and is the co-founder and poetry editor of Spork Press. Blue Jupiters, his third collection of poetry, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press.