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Funnyman speaks

Poet Stuart Ross is interviewed on the online litmag The Danforth Review. Ross, who published Hey, Crumbling Balcony! Poems New & Selected last year, talks about selling leaflets and chapbooks on the streets of Toronto, self-publishing, humour in poetry, and workshops. “I think that crappy stuff gets self-published, and crappy stuff gets published by literary and trade houses. And good stuff also occasionally comes from those two sources,” he says. “I understand the impulse to condemn self-published books (the authors couldn’t get published elsewhere, the books aren’t edited, etc.) but it discounts the fact that many authors actually take pleasure from self-publishing and do it as a conscious choice.”

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The Danforth Review’s interview with Stuart Ross