︎  Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross is a writer based in Vancouver, the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Her fiction, poetry, essays, and art criticism have appeared in BOMB, Mousse, Fence, C Magazine, Kijiji, and elsewhere, and her chapbooks include Mayonnaise and Drawings on Yellow Paper (with Katie Lyle). She publishes books by emerging artists and writers under the small press Blank Cheque, and is currently at work on a novel and a collection of short stories.

Contact: jacquelynzross {at} gmail {dot} com

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~ Thank you British Columbia Arts Council !!! ~
Selected Writing

2021


~ Laurie Kang: Story of the Gut (forthcoming)

A catalogue essay to accompany the exhibition Unfixed: Laurie Kang and Chris Curreri at Gordon Smith Gallery, North Vancouver, curated by Meredith Preuss


2020


~ Napping Against Capitalism

A short story for the group exhibition The Pandemic is a Portal at SFU Galleries, Vancouver, curated by Karina Irvine, Christopher Lacroix and cheyanne turions

~ The Perfect Crime

fictional accompaniment to Erdem Taşdelen's public billboard project, Vicissitudes, at Mercer Union, Toronto



2019


~ Cute, Good-Looking, Funny, Sweet

An essay on the kind of art that is suspiciously easy to digest? for Mousse


~ Lizzie’s Laborufluvs

A short story for the exhibition Disputed Bodies at Trinity Square Video, Toronto, curated by Patrick Cruz


~ Death Wish

A not-too-dark letter for Agony Klub's ongoing "death wish" series, modelled after Mike Kelley's art school entrance letter


~ Four PoemsLight text accoutrements for Sorry, I'm Busy, an exhibition of Capricorn artists at Support Projects, London, Ontario, curated by Liza Eurich and Tegan Moore




2018


~ A Brief History of Feeling

Flash fiction for BOMB Magazine


~ "Wanted: Abject Dreamers for New Study of the Inner Ear $15/hr"

A Kijiji ad for please teach me how to swim, an online project organized by Untitled Art Society, Calgary, curated by Jaclyn Bruneau and Natasha Chaykowski


~ On Lynne Tillman’s Men and Apparitions

A book review for C Magazine


~ The Picture Files

Flash fiction for the online publication Anna Hawkins: Fall Fell Felt at Untitled Art Society, Calgary


~ R.O.Y.G.B.I.V.

A poem in Fence, Issue 34




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