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Biography of Russell Edson

Russell Edson

Russell Edson (1935 - Present)

Russell Edson is an American poet, born in Connecticut in 1935, and is often considered the foremost writer of prose poetry in America, having written exclusively in that form before it became fashionable.


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54 Poems written by Russell Edson

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A butler asks, will Madam be having her morning coffee
A father with a huge eraser erases his daughter. When he
A huge shoe mounts up from the horizon, Comments and analysis of The Wounded Breakfast by Russell Edson 2 Comments
A lighted window floats through the night
A man ambushed a stone. Caught it. Made it a prisoner. Comments and analysis of A Stone Is Nobody's by Russell Edson 85 Comments
A man had a son who was an anvil. And then sometimes
A man had just delivered a toad from his wife's armpit. He Comments and analysis of The Father Of Toads by Russell Edson 1 Comment
A man is a rock in a garden of chairs and waits
A man is bending his wife. He is bending her
A man is bringing a cup of coffee to his face, Comments and analysis of A Historical Breakfast by Russell Edson 1 Comment
A man is fighting with a cup of coffee. The rules: he must not Comments and analysis of The Fight by Russell Edson 3 Comments
A man stumbled on some rat droppings. Comments and analysis of The Rat's Tight Schedule by Russell Edson 1 Comment
A pianist dreams that he's hired by a wrecking company to
A scientist has a test tube full of sheep. He Comments and analysis of Counting Sheep by Russell Edson 2 Comments
A toy-maker made a toy wife and a toy child.
A woman prepared a mouse for her husband's dinner,
A women had given birth to an old man. Comments and analysis of The Pattern by Russell Edson 2 Comments
An elephant went to bed and pulled a crazy quilt up under
An old woman likes to melt her husband. She puts him in Comments and analysis of The Melting by Russell Edson 1 Comment
Here I am with my mother, hanging under the molt
How I make my soup: I draw water from a tap . . .
I think, therefore I am, said a man whose mother quickly
In a back room a man is performing an autopsy Comments and analysis of The Autopsy by Russell Edson 1 Comment
In his travels he comes to a bridge made entirely of bones.
In sleep when an old man's body is no longer
Mr Brain was a hermit dwarf who liked to eat shellfish off Comments and analysis of Mr. Brain by Russell Edson 4 Comments
On the other side of a mirror there's an inverse world, Comments and analysis of Antimatter by Russell Edson 2 Comments
One night a woman's breast came to a man's room and Comments and analysis of The Breast by Russell Edson 3 Comments
Out of nothing there comes a time called childhood, which
Since the fern can't go to the sink for a drink of
Some coffee had gotten on a man's ape. The man said, Comments and analysis of Ape And Coffee by Russell Edson 2 Comments
Some gentlemen are floating in the meadow over Comments and analysis of The Gentlemen In The Meadow by Russell Edson 1 Comment
The barber has accidentally taken off an ear. It lies like Comments and analysis of Accidents by Russell Edson 17 Comments
The big one went to sleep as to die and dreamed he Comments and analysis of The Theory by Russell Edson 6 Comments
The Captain becomes moody at sea. He's
The floor is something we must fight against. Comments and analysis of The Floor by Russell Edson 1 Comment
The house grows sick in its dining room and begins to vomit. Comments and analysis of Vomit by Russell Edson 16 Comments
The living room is overgrown with grass. It has
There was a man who didn't know how to sleep; nodding Comments and analysis of Sleep by Russell Edson 9 Comments
There was a man who found two leaves and came Comments and analysis of The Fall by Russell Edson 2 Comments
There was a man who would marry his mother, and asked his Comments and analysis of The Having To Love Something Else by Russell Edson 12 Comments
There was a road that leads him to go to find Comments and analysis of Hands by Russell Edson 3 Comments
There was a road that leads him to go to find a certain
There was once a hog theater where hogs performed
There was once a man who disguised himself as a Comments and analysis of The Death Of A Fly by Russell Edson 26 Comments
There was once a woman whose father over Comments and analysis of The Ox by Russell Edson 1 Comment
They have grafted pieces of an ape with a dog. . .
They have little use. They are best as objects of torment.
They let me in. I went right up to the nursery
This is the house of the closet-man. There are no rooms,
Up in a dirty window in a dark room is a star
We bought an electric monkey, experimenting rather Comments and analysis of The Family Monkey by Russell Edson 4 Comments
We get on a boat, never mind if it sinks, we pay Comments and analysis of Paying The Captain by Russell Edson 1 Comment
You haven't finished your ape, said mother to father, Comments and analysis of Ape by Russell Edson 8 Comments


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