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The Very Thing That Happens: Fables and Drawings
"Edson's brief, tightly-packed, highly-charged paragraphs are the crystallized essence of what could be long stories, and they are prose poems, and they are ontological probings into the nature of things: objects, animals, people."
Hardcover, 90 pages
Published 1964 by New Directions Publishing Corporation
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Russell Edson was born in Connecticut in 1935 and currently resides there with his wife Frances. Edson, who jokingly has called himself "Little Mr. Prose Poem," is inarguably the foremost writer of prose poetry in America, having written exclusively in that form before it became fashionable. In a forthcoming study of the American prose poem, Michel Delville suggests that one of Edson's typical "re ...moreMore about Russell Edson...