Stuart Ross published his first literary pamphlet on the photocopier in his dad's office one night in 1979. Through the 1980s, he stood on Toronto's Yonge Street wearing signs like "Writer Going To Hell: Buy My Books," selling over 7,000 poetry and fiction chapbooks. A tireless literary press activist, he is the co-founder of the Toronto Small Press Book Fair and now a founding member of the Meet the Presses collective, Poetry Editor at Mansfield Press, and Fiction & Poetry Editor at This Magazine. Stuart has edited several small literary magazines including Mondo Hunkamooga: A Journal of Small Press Stuff, Syd & Shirley, Who Torched Rancho Diablo? and Peter O'Toole: A Magazine of One-Line Poems. He is the author of two collaborative novels, a previous collection of stories, and six full-length poetry books. He has also published a collection of essays, Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer (Anvil Press), and edited the anthology Surreal Estate: 13 Canadian Poets Under the Influence (The Mercury Press). Stuart has taught writing workshops across Canada. He lives in Toronto. In spring 2009, Freehand Books released his first short-story collection in more than a decade, Buying Cigarettes for the Dog.
Anvil Press; DC Books; ECW Press; Freehand Books; The Mercury Press
Literature, Film, Music, Visual Arts, Theatre, Politics, Chess
Doctors Without Borders; Canadian Cancer Society; PEN Canada; Alzheimer's Society of Canada
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