(c) Stuart Ross

Stuart and I first met at the Vilencia Festival 2018 in Slovenia and hopefully will meet again soon.

Quotes: SANDBOX and SUBTITELS

SUBTITELS is a poem he sent to his friends on January 1st 2019.

SANDBOX is a paragraph from his short story Bouncing, published in Buying Cigarettes for the Dog, Stories by Stuart Ross.

Biography (Quote from the Vilenica Festival 2018 Almanac)

Born in 1959 in Toronto, Canada, today Stuart Ross lives close by, in the small town of Cobourg. He has been active in the Canadian literary scene since the middle of the 1970s, having started his literary career by selling chapbooks of his poetry. He published his first book at 16 and he has been involved in various projects ever since, usually many at a time: he writes, translates, edits, publishes, teaches creative writing, and organizes literary events. He is a big supporter of the independent publishing scene and is often called “the publishing guerrilla.” Ross is the founder and the editor of the Proper Tales Press, publishing his own works as well as the works of not yet established and lesser-known authors. In 1987, he cofounded the Toronto Small Press Book Fair, the first Canadian book fair dedicated to small presses. He is the author of 20 poetry, fiction, and essay collections, the latest being the novel in prose poems Pockets (2017), the poetry collection A Sparrow Came Down Resplendent (2016), for which he received the Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Poetry, and the short story collection Buying Cigarettes for the Dog (2009), which was awarded the ReLit Prize for Short Fiction. He likes to experiment and improvise and has written several collaborative books. In this view, Our Days in Vaudeville (2013), written with 29 other authors in acts of collaboration, stands out. In the last years, he has been performing sound poetry with musical ensembles. He has been a guest of many festivals abroad, including in the US, Nicaragua, Chile, and the UK.

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