Russell Edson

Russell Edson (1935 - 2014)

Russell Edson was an American poet, born in Connecticut in 1935, died in 2014. He is often considered the foremost writer of prose poetry in America, having written exclusively in that form before it became fashionable.

Poems By Russell Edson


A Historical Breakfast (No Comments »)
A Journey Through The Moonlight (No Comments »)
A Performance At Hog Theater (No Comments »)
A Stone Is Nobody’s (4 Comments »)
Accidents (No Comments »)
Antimatter (2 Comments »)
Ape (7 Comments »)
Conjugal (No Comments »)
Counting Sheep (1 Comment »)
Erasing Amyloo (No Comments »)
Grass (No Comments »)
Hands (1 Comment »)
Mr. Brain (No Comments »)
One Lonely Afternoon (No Comments »)
Paying The Captain (1 Comment »)
Sleep (No Comments »)
Soup Song (No Comments »)
The Alfresco Moment (No Comments »)
The Autopsy (No Comments »)
The Bridge (No Comments »)
The Changeling (No Comments »)
The Closet (No Comments »)
The Death Of A Fly (No Comments »)
The Fall (2 Comments »)
The Family Monkey (3 Comments »)
The Father Of Toads (No Comments »)
The Fight (1 Comment »)
The Floor (1 Comment »)
The Gentlemen In The Meadow (No Comments »)
The Having To Love Something Else (No Comments »)
The Lighted Window (No Comments »)
The Man Rock (No Comments »)
The Marionettes Of Distant Masters (No Comments »)
The Ox (No Comments »)
The Pattern (1 Comment »)
The Pilot (No Comments »)
The Position (No Comments »)
The Rat’s Tight Schedule (No Comments »)
The Reason Why The Closet-Man Is Never Sad (No Comments »)
The Road (No Comments »)
The Toy-Maker (No Comments »)
The Wounded Breakfast (2 Comments »)
You (No Comments »)


Elephant Dormitory (No Comments »)
On The Eating Of Mice (No Comments »)
The Breast (2 Comments »)
The Melting (No Comments »)
The Sad Message (No Comments »)
The Theory (No Comments »)
The Tree (No Comments »)

The Tormented Mirror

Angels (No Comments »)

The Tunnel

Ape And Coffee (1 Comment »)
The Philosophers (No Comments »)
Vomit (2 Comments »)
Analysis, meaning and summary of Russell Edson's poem Vomit


  1. David says:

    Great poem, This poet was brought to my attention by my Teacher, and i’ve really gotten into reading his work. and Brittany, remember, the poem didn’t make you sick, you were born sick.

  2. brittany says:

    This poem is very discusting. i almost vomited after reading it!

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