Stuart Ross's eighth collection delivers a gallery of emotionally charged poetry experiments along with a series of philosoph¬ical meditations on the aesthetically contrived and sometimes downright quirky processes followed to generate the poems in this book. A Hamburger in a Gallery provides an utterly distinc¬tive experience of the relationship between the finished poem and the process that informed its creation.
Stuart Ross is a poet, fiction writer, and essayist. He is the author of about a dozen books and countless chapbooks. His story collection 'Buying Cigarettes for the Dog' won the 2010 ReLit Award for Short Fiction. Stuart is the fiction and poetry editor for 'This Magazine', a regular columnist for 'subTerrain', and has his own imprint, "a stuart ross book," at Mansfield Press. He was the 2010 Writer in Residence at Queen's University, and has led writing workshops across the country. After half a century in Toronto, Stuart moved to Cobourg, Ontario, in 2009. 'You Exist. Details Follow.' is his seventh full-length poetry collection.
"Ross' poetics shift from the surreal to the straightforward, from the concrete to the downright meditative and philosophical, as well as through a strange humour, self-aware and even ironic sadness, and sense of deep loss that permeate much of the collection. 'I stagger in my living room,' he writes, to open the poem 'IN A FOREST OF WHISPERS,' 'wedged between the piano keys / You could go cryogenic / outside your own borders [. ]'"– rob mclennan's blog, June 2015
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