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I Cut My Finger

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"I Cut My Finger" is Stuart Ross's first full-length poetry collection since his acclaimed "Hey, Crumbling Balcony! Poems New & Selected" (2003). The poems here show Ross's ever-expanding breadth, from his trademark humour and surrealism, to pointedly experimental works and poems of human anguish. Here, a poet includes a letter threatening suicide in his submission of ...more
Paperback, 103 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Anvil Press
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Dec 10, 2008 Greg rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
I liked quite a few of these poems a lot. Some I didn't get into. I never know what to say about poetry. At the end of the book are a series of four poems all written on the first of the year for four successive years, I don't know what the purpose of it was, but I liked the idea that I was seeing something different in some skewed way of perceptions for the upcoming year, although there I'm probably reading into something that wasn't there. Nicely unpretentious and I don't know, enjoyable at le ...more
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Aug 15, 2009 Ida Thomasdotter rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the imagery in these poems, they were like dreams, sort of surreal and fuzzy, you can't really grab a hold of them, you have to just let them wash over you, some of the time they could be absurd, or funny, but they're all honest and very striking.
Mar 17, 2014 Annick rated it it was amazing
a bit like irving layton, but more creative, and with a sense of humour.
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Pretentious dreck. Writing should be left to real writers.
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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

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