Stuart Ross

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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 the Presses collective. He had his own imprint, a stuart ross book, at Mansfield Press for a decade, and was Fiction & Poetry Editor at This Magazine for eight years. In fall 2017, he launched a new poetry imprint, A Feed Dog Book, through Anvil Press.

Stuart has edited several small literary magazines, including Mondo Hunkamooga: A Journal of Smal

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I was invited recently to take part in the Lit Balm Surrealist Poetry Extravaganza! Lit Balm is one of my two or three favourite online reading series, and it's hosted from the US and Australia.

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Corinne Wasilewski It's a Kurt Vonnegut Christmas extravaganza!


Maureen hi stuart! nice to "meet" you. and i see you are also friends with somebody i know in real life, rebecca rosenblum! :)


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karen i voted for my "favourite" book!


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