Cornelia Hoogland

Cornelia Hoogland is a Canadian poet. She is currently a professor at the University of Western Ontario and lives in London, Ontario. Inspiration for her writing she attributes to her childhood on densely wooded Vancouver Island, B.C.. Hoogland has performed and worked internationally in the areas of drama and poetry. Click here for all Black Moss Press news related… Read more »

Cornelia Hoogland Makes CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize Shortlist

Cornelia Hoogland, author ofCrow, has been shortlisted for the CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize along with four other authors. You can read her piece, entitled “Sea Level,” at this link or read an interview with Cornelia about the contest here. We wish Cornelia all the best as we await the results of the competition. Good luck!

Cornelia Hoogland

Cornelia Hoogland’s award-winning poetry has been published, produced and performed internationally. Hoogland is the founder and the co-artistic director of Poetry London, and teaches at the University of Western Ontario. She divides her time between London, Ontario and Hornby Island, British Columbia.

All Four Love Reading Success

Thank you to everyone for coming out to the All 4 Love reading at the Thames Art Gallery and making the event a huge success! The event featured readings by poets Cornelia Hoogland, Vanessa Shields, Kara Smith, and Debbie Okun Hill. Please enjoy the following pictures from the event. If you missed out and you… Read more »


Here is a list of our many talented authors. We are working on adding links to their Black Moss Press published books for you to purchase. Akpata, Michael Badaoa, Samantha Beaudoin, Penny-Anne Beissel, Henry Bell, Roger Blomer, Yvonne Brodie, Barry Brown, Ronnie R. Bulmer, April Carter, Terry Ann Cook, Greg Cott, Gillian D’Alimonte, Carlinda Dabydeen,… Read more »

You Are Home

You Are Home, Cornelia Hoogland’s newest book of poetry, is an exploration of life through verse. The book is dominated by images of flowers, forests and night. These provide the backdrop for poems on the death of a parent, childhood and parental anxiety, the ending of a romantic relationship, and finally the discovery of the… Read more »

Crow reviewed in the Winnipeg Free Press

The Winnipeg Free Press recently reviewed Crow by Cornelia Hoogland. Here’s a sample of what reviewer Jonathan Ball had to say: …the poems are enjoyable and accomplished, with some wonderful and surprising passages Read the full review here.

Can’t get Enough of “Crow”

Cornelia Hoogland has launched a website devoted to her latest book with Black Moss, Crow. Check it out here for more information on this fantastic and innovative book of poetry.

University of Windsor’s Lance newspaper reviews Crow

The University of Windsor paper, the Lance, published an interview with Cornelia Hoogland and a review of Crow in their latest issue for the week of September 5th, 2011. To read the entire piece, check out The Lance online. You can find the review in the arts section. Here is a sneak peek!


Crow finds itself in love and loss, in death and rebirth, and most of all in flight. The poems of the manuscript screech volumes without needing the elaborate ululations other songbirds might provide; the black, sparse simplicity of the crow allows the relatable, universal imagery of these poems to shine as the narrator writes through… Read more »

Two Black Moss Titles Make the Re-Lit Poetry Longlist!

The Re-Lit Longlist was recently announced, and we are pleased to congratulate two Black Moss authors, Cornelia Hoogland and Karen Mulhallen, whose books made the poetry list. Cornelia’s book Crow (Black Moss, 2011) and Karen’s book The Pillow Books (Black Moss, 2011) will compete with a long list of other titles for the Re-Lit award…. Read more »