Richard Siken

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Richard Siken’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Richard Siken

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Place Of Birth

New York City, USA


55 years old

Birth Date

February 14, 1967

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Richard Siken Facts

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Chinese Year

Year of the Sheep

About Richard Siken 

Richard Siken was born on February 15, 1967, in New York City, New York, United States.

The painter attended the University of Arizona and completed his studies, earning a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts. Richard Siken completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Richard Siken founded Spork Press, situated in Tucson, Arizona. Siken is one of the editors at Spork Press, which releases hardcover magazines, novels, and chapbooks. The talented American poet started writing poems and other material from a very young age.

In 2005, Richard Siken released his first book, the poetry collection, 'Crush' (Yale University Press). His debut collection of poetry reveals multiple emotions, combining the writer's emotion and what he wants to portray. The book went on to become very successful and Siken won the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition in 2004, which was presented by Louise Glück, the Nobel laureate.

The book was praised by critics, poets, and the Nobel laureate, Louise Glück. Siken received several honors and received the Thom Gunn Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award (finalist). A literature fellowship was granted to the writer from the National Endowment for the Arts, an independent agency that gives support to exceptional upcoming artistic projects.

In 2015, Richard Siken released his second poetry collection, 'War Of The Foxes' (Copper Canyon Press). Siken, for his collection of poems, was honored when he received residency for the Lannan Residency Program and received his second residency for the Lannan Literary Selection.

Siken's book, 'War Of The Foxes', describes a representation of landscapes, animals, different characters, and objects. Siken, through this book, has given another magnificent turn to interwoven objects. The recipient of the Thom Gunn Award and Lamda Literary Award chose a traditional form of communication through his poetic material and the collection was positively received by critics and audiences alike.

Richard Siken lives in Tucson, Arizona, as of 2022. In 2019, Siken had a stroke and shared the news through his social media. Siken released his first poem after the incident, which was called, 'Real Estate'.

Richard Siken Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Richard Siken’s net worth?

Richard Siken has a net worth of between $1-5 million as of 2022. He has earned his income from his extensive writing career and work as a filmmaker.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Richard Siken?

The height measurements of Richard Siken are not publicly available.

How old is Richard Siken?

Richard Siken was born on February 15, 1967, so he celebrated his 55th birthday in February 2022.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Richard Siken’s partner?

Richard Siken's partner passed away in 1991 and after the loss, he wrote his award-winning book, 'Crush'.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Richard Siken is best known for his books, 'Crush' (Yale University Press) and 'War Of The Foxes' (Copper Canyon Press). His books have garnered critical and commercial success, and Siken has became one of the best poets in America. Siken's collection has rendered raw emotions through a poetic lens, the reader discovers new sensibilities and emotions as he goes on reading. Siken is also serving as the editor of Spork Press.

Charity Work

Richard Siken has donated his paintings to raise enough money to cover the expenses of the publication house. He has been making such donations to raise money so that he can keep up the independence of the publishing company.

What awards has Richard Siken won?

The notable writer has won several awards for his subliminal contribution to literature. He won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition for 'Crush', in 2004, and has won the Lambda Literary Award and the Thom Gunn Award. The Yale Series Award was given by one of the most renowned poets of America, Louise Elisabeth Glück.

In 2007 and 2014, Siken received a Lannan Residency Program, two Arizona Commission on the Arts Grants, and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (literature fellowship). He was the finalist for National Book Critics Circle Award for 'Crush'.

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