Richard Siken’s first poetry collection Crush 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. His poems have appeared in The Iowa Review, Conjunctions, Indiana Review, and Forklift, Ohio, as well as in the anthologiesThe Best American Poetry 2000 and Legitimate Dangers. He is a recipient of a Pushcart Prize, two Arizona Commission on the Arts grants, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His second collection, War of the Foxes, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2015. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.