In his third major collection of poetry, Stuart Ross blazes surprising, new paths, still showcasing his trademark humor, surrealism, and absurd take on the banal, while also delving into darker, more raw territory. While once again challenging our perception of suburbia, capitalism, and hamburgers, his trembling characters now stumble awkwardly into litter-strewn rural landscapes, emotional rapture, and even terrified, unadvisable love.
Stuart Ross has been active in the Toronto literary scene for nearly 25 years. He sold 7,000 copies of his self-published chapbooks in the streets of Toronto during the ’80s, has edited several literary magazines, and is cofounder of the Toronto Small Press Book Fair. In the fall of 1998, he took part in the Via Rail Cross-Canada Writers’ Tour. His work has appeared in scores of journals here and in the United States, and his recent books include Henry Kafka and Other Stories and the poetry collection Farmer Gloomy’s New Hybrid, which was shortlisted for the 2000 Trillium Award.
"Stuart Ross is one of North America’s most active and fiercely independent literary populists." — Another Chicago Magazine