Saturday, April 6, 2019

Brian Beatty On Russell Edson

Borrowed Trouble: Micro Tribute to Russell Edson (1935-2014)

I wouldn’t write at all if it weren’t for myriad writers before me whose works showed me what was possible. The poems of this series are small offerings of respect, of thanks, to those muses. – Brian Beatty

Russell Edson

“Sentience is overrated,” the ape explained to the news interviewer and millions more at home. The cameras and lights intrigued the beast. “At least our years of study kept the zoo interesting.”

– Brian Beatty





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1 comment:

  1. I don't write a lot of prose poems, but when I do write one, I rip/riff off the best.

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