Poetry. DAYBOOK may be the quintessential work by Robert Crosson, distilling the raw materials of his working "daybooks" into a single pocketable volume. This book-length poem, completed in 1986, borrows its form from the daily record of the poet's life, as he encounters it under his various guises as a housepainter, carpenter and sometimes actor. This is the third posthumous volume of Crosson's work, and the second, along with SIGNS/ & SIGNALS (2008), to be published by Otis Books/Seismicity Editions.
Born in Canonsburg, PA, in 1929, Robert Crosson moved to California in 1944. Eventually settling in Los Angeles after graduating from UCLA, he spent most of his life working as a carpenter, house painter and actor. Crosson authored five volumes of poetry and several chapbooks. In 2008 Otis Books/SeismicityEditions published a facimile edition of a selection of his daybooks, SIGNS/ & SIGNALS: THE DAYBOOKS OF ROBERT CROSSON. He died in 2001. Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA