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Russell Edson (b. 1935)

Edson is an illustrator, novelist and poet, according to PBS. He is the son of the cartoonist Gus Edson, known for the popular comic strip, The Gumps. Early in his life Edson studied art. He began publishing prose poetry in the 1960s. His honors as a poet include several fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Edson has lived for many years in Stamford. Click here for a sample of Edson's poetry.PBS
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