Wednesday 7 May 2014

RIP Russell Edson, 1935-2014

I've just learned of the death of Russell Edson, an American master of the prose poem I admired greatly and whom I had the pleasure to hear read some years ago in New York. Here are links to two of my favourite pieces of his: the atypical "The Pilot" and the delightful "A Performance at Hog Theater". I would be grateful to hear of ways his work has inspired other writers and happy to post tributes, responses, etc. here over the coming weeks.

1 comment:

  1. I am incredibly sad. He was one of my very favorites.