The Rooster's Wife


New prose poems by an American master, surrealist comic genius, magician of metaphor and imagination.
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New prose poems by an American master, surrealist comic genius, magician of metaphor and imagination.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781929918638
  • Publisher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Series: American Poets Continuum Series
  • Pages: 88
  • Sales rank: 1,205,134
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Russell Edson is, arguably, the most distinguished American writer of prose poems. His books include, The Very Thing That Happens, (New Directions, 1964); The Childhood of an Equestrian, (Harper & Row, 1973); The Falling Sickness, 4 plays, (New Directions, 1975); The Intuitive Journey & Other Works, (Harper & Row, 1976);Tick Tock, (Coffee House Press, 1992); The House of Sara Loo, (Rain Taxi, 2002).
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Table of Contents

Fairytale 13
History 14
The wonders of nature 15
The mare's egg 16
Evenings 17
The dog's tail 18
The elegant simplification 19
The tree 20
The proud citizen 21
Super monkey 22
The bloody rug 23
The courtship 24
The guardsman's horse 25
The bleeding 26
The running of the mascara 27
Things 28
The cat 29
The hollow pig 30
The great abstraction, or the unfinished story of everything 31
The way 32
The Jack story 33
Baby doll 34
The womb 35
To do no harm 39
Vignette 40
At sea 41
The civilized man 42
The wet diaper 43
Breakfast toast 44
The grandpa knee 45
The knitting 46
Of those who bring forth upon the earth 47
New prose about an old poem 48
Geography 49
Of a midsummer's night 50
The sweetheart 51
Lunch 52
The shrieking 53
Of baskets and eggs 54
The fascination 55
Bath water and spilled milk 56
The box 57
The wound 58
Baby 59
Let us consider 63
The organ of thought 64
Night watch 65
The dark waters 66
The truffle garden 67
The moonlit wall 68
The gas heads 69
Skeleton 70
Rocks 71
What it is of the wood 72
The occasion 73
The restaurant 74
Thighs 75
Dessert 76
Looking for the head 77
An old woman who tastes like an old woman 78
Portrait of a wrinkly old man with nasty genitals 79
Little Edward 80
Flies 81
One lonely afternoon 82
The farmer who lowed 83
Of memory and distance 84
Monkey gas 85
The rooster's wife 86
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