Born in Toronto in 1959, Stuart Ross is a small-press activist who has been writing and performing for nearly 25 years. He founded Proper Tales Press in 1979 to publish his own work and others’, and sold 7,000 copies of his books in the streets of Toronto during the 80s. Ross has edited several literary magazines, including Dwarf Puppets on Parade, Who Torched Rancho Diablo?, and the notorious Mondo Hunkamooga: A Journal of Small Press Stuff, which has explored and annoyed the literary underground since 1983. He is co-founder of the Toronto Small Press Book Fair and was coordinator from 1987 to 1989. A prolific writer/performer/collaborator, he is well known for his lively, challenging readings of fiction, poetry, and sound poetry. He has performed in Canada, Nicaragua, the U.S., and the U.K. The author of more than 30 books and chapbooks, Ross has also had his work published in journals such as Harper’s, This Magazine, Geist, Rampike, Bomb Threat Checklist, and Spudburn. Richard Huttel of Another Chicago Magazine has called Stuart Ross “one of North America’s most active and fiercely independent literary populists.”
Published: September 1999
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8 in.