Stuart Ross is a poet, fiction writer, essayist, editor, and writing teacher. He is co-founder of the Toronto Small Press Book Fair and a founding member of the Meet the Presses collective, Editor at Mansfield Press, and for eight years was Fiction & Poetry Editor at This Magazine. He is the author of two collaborative novels, two story collections, seven poetry books, and the novel Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew (ECW Press). He has also published a collection of essays, Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer (Anvil Press), edited Surreal Estate: 13 Canadian Poets Under the Influence (The Mercury Press), and co-edited Rogue Stimulus: The Stephen Harper Holiday Anthology for a Prorogued Parliament (Mansfield Press). Buying Cigarettes for the Dog (Freehand Books) won the 2010 ReLit Award for Short Fiction. His most recent poetry book is You Exist. Details Follow. (Anvil Press). He lives in Cobourg, Ontario, and blogs at