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Large Ess Small Press

Large Ess Small Press is a creator-run Toronto publishing house dedicated to bringing you works of compassion, fun, curiosity, wisdom and humour. Along with our already available launch volumes of poetry, short stories from life and whimsical writings about humans and happiness,

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Thumpi, by way of Spats

I talk a lot about unconventional learning – getting philosophical insights from biography, or finding life-hacks within innovative and courageous approaches to music. But I don’t want to sound pompous or fancy – nor is my sincere atheist spiritual-seeking merely a trick

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Without Growing Old

I want to be this playful in my late eighties! On the surface, visual arts are all about looking – which feels like obvious and objective stuff – but sculpture is always a tricky challenge for a photographer, because a sculpture can

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Patience, Please

I’m only asking Santa for one thing this year – patience. The fact that patience is something that I usually have easily available in unusual quantity suggests that I am not the only one concerned by a worrisomely short supply, who is

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Spirit By Wire

I have to open this with an apology – I have been meaning to get it done and posted or awhile now. On the other hand, this may be the perfect moment. By now most of us are facing the prospect of

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On Masks and Suckage

Hi folks! Right now (end of November, 2020) we are fortunate to have some very good mid and long-term news on several fronts at once about our globally stressful and depressing pandemic. The fact that manufacturers all around the world are seeing

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The Kids Are Hungry

Toffel digs inIllustrations by Andrew Rewfoe Foerster, from the upcoming book – “Stymie and Toffel” This is a weird and difficult time to be a kid. Childhood has actually been increasingly weird and difficult for several generations now, but the truly shocking

Do Please Pardon the Tinkering and Toying

Hi Folks Just working on making Large Ess Small Press more fun to browse and more enjoyable to read. Might take me a few days to get all of the appropriate switches flipped appropriately.  Do please bear with me in the meantime.

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Un-Doomed

I did a show awhile ago called, “You can’t guilt a fascist” and I don’t think this point can be made enough. Appeals to the powerful to amend their ways and show more grace to their serfs are structurally doomed, because there

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Access to Other Worlds

Captain Bananas – Millennium Gorilla There is an old idea in Buddhism – attachment is suffering – which has always bothered me in a very stimulating way – because it is at once obviously true, right from the very first time we

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The Vale of Avoca

The Quarry and the Years of Growth (as always, click top pic for high-res gallery) Yellow Creek may be mediated by stone – but nature works with what it finds Like many of my photographically inclined friends around the world, I’ve been

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This is Not a Song

So, funny thing, my back is twisted into a pretzel, my time-tapping foot was twitching in my sleep last night (and may be in spasm by tonight), every one of my fingertips is raw, and the associated muscles along my forearms ache

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All In

This is a moment of high passion and righteous calls for justice. Good time also to think about the history of advances in rights, and the outcomes of previous movements – so we can incorporate lessons about strategy – and make sure

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