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  1. says:

    As a novelist works with plot and characters as a poet plays with words and metaphor so Russell Edson in his prose poems tools images in oddball combinations So if we encounter a man sitting in his chair the man’s hand could grow potato fingers his hair stand up straight held in a magician’s trance or his chair could sprout chicken feathers give birth to old women play the harmonica or attack the man out of spite Either this flavor of humor subtle philosophy and continual metamorphosis speaks to you or it doesn’t But if it does you are in for a treat This little book The Tormented Mirror is the plumb fruit of many years of Russell writing his prose poems Here are three to roll around in your psyche like colorful marbles intimate and private A LETTER FROM HOMEOne night a man’s shadow died Slumping it groped its heart and dripped down the wall into a dark stain on the floor in the shape of a man who died in his bedroom aloneThe man writes home Dear mom my shadow is dead I may have to be reborn if you and dad are up to it and have a new shadow attached His mother writes back Dear Ken please don’t count on it In truth dear given another chance I think I would ask for an abortion POETRYYou will hear her the muse; she knocks three times Past that she knocks no The password is nonsenseThis begins the secret which hides the final messageYou will sit in the dark waiting for the three knocks Do not be fooled by the coming of the three little pigs or the old man who hobbles on a cane The one who slays the Sphinx at the end of the gameThe consummation is nonsense without which the road of the final message is overgrown with meaning and the vagueness of everything is everywhere ROUNDWhen there is no shape there is round Round has no shape; no than a raindrop or a human tear And though the organs that focus the world are round we have never been happy with roundness; how it allows no man to rest For in roundness there is no place to stop since all places in roundness are the sameThus the itch to suare something To make a box To find proportion in a golden mean On the topic of images combining in oddball combinations I’d like to share one of my own prose poems published years ago And yes Russell Edson is my favorite poet a true inspirationJACK IN THE BOXI find a jack in the box and crank the handle At the end of the tune out pops the jack in the box I stuff him back in the box and the jack moansIn the darkness of the box the jack continues to moan as I crank the handle and the music plays And again at the end the jack pops up but he isn’t smiling this time The jack screams when I stuff him back inNow when I crank the handle a dirge plays The jack in the box pops up dead The jack is silent when I stuff him in his box which I notice for the first time is a black box with all the gold trimmings veiled in grief


  2. says:

    A uaint assortment of poems actually but to be honest I did have to reread a few to gain comprehension I haven't really read many poetry books since school so going into it my excitement was high and the level didn't lessen much even though some I had to go through again


  3. says:

    In this collection of prose poems Mr Edson gives the reader excellent examples of all the manifestations this modern form has taken He uses their mystical and fable like ualities to take cultural clichés and retell them “Sweet Tooth” 11; “The Flowerpot” 13 The sometimes humorous tone is used as social satire “The Clock” 38 The parallelism of the language and sentence structure charges some of the best pieces with rich double entendre “Madam’s Heart” 29 But most telling is the poem titled “The Method” 79 which could be read as Mr Edson’s ars poetica for prose poems examining for the reader how he follows one thought to another letting one image blend and bleed into the next


  4. says:

    This didn't feel as good as the very thing that happens It felt like all the stories should have ended in a rimshot like it was telling me Did you see what I did there This collection felt calculated in a way to tell people Hey I'm clever Don't mean to pile up on it though It was still good Will read other stuff by EdsonI laughed at this partAfter going through an inventory of names they decided to name their daughter Testicle after one of the father's glands And since Testicle had a twin sister they thought to caller her Testicle too after another of fathter's glands


  5. says:

    Edson is amazing Sometimes I would like to see the world through his eyes He has such a uniue way of looking at relationships between people between things and he doesn't shy away from the difficult or strange or disgusting a trait that I always admire in writers Definitely one of the most exciting writers of prose poetry I've ever read I think he has a novel and a play as well that I'm dying to readOnly reason I give this a minus is because I think he overuses some of his themes sometimes Grade A


  6. says:

    What is a prose poem? Nobody knows Here is an exampleCharactersAfter certain difficulties a family decides to become a cast of characters in a play The setting to be the interior of a house much like their own In fact exactly like their ownThey'll go on living their regular lives but now their lives won't be real Father will play the father and mother will play the mother Dick and Jane their real children will play Dick and Jane their stage childrenThat feels to me like a short story by Borges but Borges would have continued for a few pages Edson pares each story down to the key point and then ends with ellipses When the stories resonate with me that shortness is an advantage When they don't the shortness is also an advantage“Remember words are the enemy of poetry”


  7. says:

    Edson has changed the way I think about poetry I did an oral presentation on him for schoolvery interesting person indeed My wife bought me this one for which I have thanked her many times It's fairly recent2001 I guess He certainly has not lost his voice


  8. says:

    Edson is not for everyone but if you like uirky and weird you will like his prose poetry He is as uniue and original as they get Thee poems turn inward and end up reflecting on just what you didn't expect And fun to read too


  9. says:

    Another fantastic installment of absurd prose poems


  10. says:

    Russell Edson's prose poems are uirky and surreal some may even say madcap and oddball The freely associative flow his prose poetry can dig into can feel relaxing and yet also supremely dreamlike and odd Edson's obsessions here also can be a bit bodily in ways that feel very linked to aging in some clearly pross ways Enjoyable


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The Tormented Mirror Pitt Poetry Series

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This is the first book in the Pitt Poetry Series by this popular and enigmatic poet considered the foremost writer of prose poe. In this collection of prose poems Mr Edson gives the reader excellent examples of all the manifestations this modern form has taken He uses their mystical and fable like ualities to take cultural clichés and retell them “Sweet Tooth” 11; “The Flowerpot” 13 The sometimes humorous tone is used as social satire “The Clock” 38 The parallelism of the language and sentence structure charges some of the best pieces with rich double entendre “Madam’s Heart” 29 But most telling is the poem titled “The Method” 79 which could be read as Mr Edson’s ars poetica for prose poems examining for the reader how he follows one thought to another letting one image blend and bleed into the next The Information Technology Revolution: The Complete Guide popular and enigmatic The State of Water poet considered the foremost writer of Solutions Manual for Insulation Coordination for Power Systems prose Garfield Swallows His Pride poe. In this collection of Titanshade prose AI Weiwei's Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006-2009 poems Mr Edson gives the reader excellent examples of all the manifestations this modern form has taken He uses their mystical and fable like ualities to take cultural clichés and retell them “Sweet Tooth” 11; “The Flowerpot” 13 The sometimes humorous tone is used as social satire “The Clock” 38 The Minds of the West: Ethnocultural Evolution in the Rural Middle West, 1830-1917 parallelism of the language and sentence structure charges some of the best Surf Craft pieces with rich double entendre “Madam’s Heart” 29 But most telling is the Semblance and Event: Activist Philosophy and the Occurrent Arts poem titled “The Method” 79 which could be read as Mr Edson’s ars Telling Teddy (Dear Teddy: A Journal Of A Boy poetica for Cool Optical Illusions: Creative Activities That Make Math & Science Fun for Kids! prose Everwar poems examining for the reader how he follows one thought to another letting one image blend and bleed into the next

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Try in America In eleven collections over thirty years Edson has created his own poetic genre a surreal philosophical fable eas. What is a prose poem Nobody knows Here is an exampleCharactersAfter certain difficulties a family decides to become a cast of characters in a play The setting to be the interior of a house much like their own In fact exactly like their ownThey'll go on living their regular lives but now their lives won't be real Father will play the father and mother will play the mother Dick and Jane their real children will play Dick and Jane their stage childrenThat feels to me like a short story by Borges but Borges would have continued for a few pages Edson pares each story down to the key point and then ends with ellipses When the stories resonate with me that shortness is an advantage When they don't the shortness is also an advantage“Remember words are the enemy of poetry”