"Edson’s vivid portrayal of the urban area, as well as the working class and underclass, creates a vision of Saint John that highlights the discrepancy between the pre-modern idyllic notion of life in Atlantic Canada and the more complicated reality of the region."

-The New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia

Thursday, September 17, 2009

clogged (from SKELETONS)

he sliced his
arm clean off
in the lawnmower
it was a sunny
sunday morning and
the mower had been
clogged by the dew-covered
grass, and now,
meat and bone,
which will also be
difficult to get out,
especially with only
one arm.


woody265 said...

Very droll. The narrative flow and deadpan humour reminded me of Carver. Glad to see you're up and about.

Mark F

Jerrod Edson said...

Thanks Mark--are you still at your email address on your website?