Crybaby by Caitlyn Siehl

5.5″ x 8.5″ | 104 pages | ISBN: 978-0692732243

by Caitlyn Siehl

Caitlyn Siehl is a 22 year old poet living in New Jersey. She is currently attending graduate school at Rutgers University. She has coedited two anthologies and published her first full length poetry book, What We Buried, in 2014 with Words Dance Publishing. Her work has also been published on Thought Catalog, in the Rising Phoenix Review, and Hooligan Magazine.


Caitlyn Siehl’s debut collection, What We Buried, has been loved by thousands of hearts, in her much-anticipated second book, she continues to astound:

“God, what gorgeous writing. Like I do with all great books, I kept have to stop and step away every few pages to think about what I’d just read. Crybaby is tender and full of carefully chosen, luxurious language. It’s poem after poem of sensual, wide-eyed desire and a total rejection of shame. There was something I wanted to tattoo or study or steal on every page.”

Clementine von Radics,
author of Mouthful of Forevers & founder of Where Are You Press

Crybaby is a masterpiece. This collection is one of the greatest triumphs of Caitlyn Siehl’s young career. There are few poets who simultaneously reveal the wonder in everyday life and expand our understanding of the world. Caitlyn is one of those poets. She perfectly balances radical tenderness and gritty truth telling in her sophomore collection. There is a ravenous appetite in her words, a deep yearning to achieve complete wholeness. This hunger empowers readers to explore their identities and discover their best parts. Crybaby is a compelling read from cover to cover. Bring it home to someone you love. Allow your heart to be expanded by this collection; there is truly something here for everyone. ”

Christian Sammartino,
co-founder & editor-in-chief for The Rising Phoenix Review

Crybaby cries with you. Caitlyn’s second collection is what every second collection should be: equal parts heartbreak, forgiveness and honesty so clear it hurts. I read this and couldn’t believe I didn’t have something like this to turn to when I was younger. Hell, I regret that I didn’t have this last year. Caitlyn possesses a true gift in writing about the things that hurt us, the things that haunt us, and the things that also give us endless hope. I am breathless from the sheer unapologetic way in which she describes the mundane nuances of everyday life—from the pancakes to the flowerbeds and all the lovers in-between. Caitlyn’s collection tells you that you’re going to fall, but more importantly, it shows you how to do it. A triumph.”

Kristina Haynes,
author of It Looked A Lot Like Love & Chloe

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