Poetry. Compelling work from an LA writer who was an actor, a restaurant manager, a housepainter, a student and a philosopher. According to friend and editor, Paul Vangelisti, Robert Crosson "sought to find a language to think in, a language passionately concerned with things, very specific things."
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