The inimitable Stuart Ross is in the Kootenays and is coming to Nelson for one night only to do a reading at Oxygen Art Centre at 7PM, Wednesday, May 9.
Stuart last read in Nelson in 2005. He's a wonderful poet, with great stories to tell, like how, back in the seventies and eighties, he used to sell his self-published chapbooks on the streets of Toronto. (I bought poetry from people on the streets of Toronto in the seventies, but I can't say for sure any of it was Stuart's). He still calls Toronto home, but nevertheless he does manage to get to the Koots fairly often. Often enough to have developed a fondness for borscht.
He has a fun and poetry-focused blog.
He'll be reading from his new poetry collection with a typically irreverent Stuart title: I Cut My Finger.
Joining him will be local writers Judy Wapp, Bobbie Ogletree, Nicola Harwood and Linda Crosfield.
Like it says on the poster, Be There!