Stuart Ross

Photo credit: Jennifer Rowsom Photography

Photo credit: Jennifer Rowsom Photography

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,” selling over seven thousand chapbooks. He is the author or co-author of twenty books of fiction, poetry and essays, as well as scores of chapbooks, leaflets and broadsides. Stuart was a member of the short-lived improvisational noise trio Donkey Lopez, whose CDs include Juan Lonely Night and the someday-to-be-released Working Class Burro. Stuart’s awards include the 2010 ReLit Award for Short Fiction (Buying Cigarettes for the Dog), the 2012 Mona Elaine Adilman Award for Fiction on a Jewish theme (Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew) and the 2017 Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Poetry (A Sparrow Came Down Resplendent). He is a founding member of the Meet the Presses collective and has his own imprint, a feed dog book, at Anvil Press. Stuart lives in Cobourg, Ontario, and blogs at bloggamooga.blogspot.ca.

Titles by Stuart Ross

A Sparrow Came Down Resplendent (2016)