Creative Writing

Purpose and Devil Piss by Robert Siek

Purpose and Devil Piss by Robert Siek, graduate, the MFA in Creative Writing at The New School.

siek-cover-72413aSibling Rivalry Press, 2013

Barnes & Noble: Purpose and Devil Piss, Robert Siek’s full-length poetry debut, is a collection that spans a decade of the poet’s life, relating experiences good and bad and exploring human interactions through scenes of domesticity, sexual debauchery, early mornings coming off drugs, family happenings, avoiding strangers on the street, dating, locker rooms and treadmills at the gym, neighbors’ comings and goings, and more.

“Robert Siek’s poems have this rich, layered dailiness about them that seems to both gobble up and perfectly attenuate everything he touches on, and he knows just how and where and what and who to touch. I’ve been his work’s dedicated reader and fan for ages, and, even so, the beauty, feeling, and tech on display in Purpose and Devil Piss has knocked me for a loop.”—Dennis Cooper

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