Joe Rosenblatt

Joe Rosenblatt was born in Toronto in l933. He started writing seriously in the early sixties. Since then he has published more than a dozen books of poetry and fiction. His poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and periodicals in North America. Rosenblatt has held several writer-in- residence positions in Canadian universities and libraries, as well… Read more »

I’ll Be There Soon

“I’ll Be There Soon suggests both impatience and hesitation, hope and dread, reflection and speculation, all before moving headlong toward the inevitable. In these poems, the past and the future are merely circuitous routes to the present. Their anecdotal style and casual tone are mere veils for intensely personal experiences. The promise of innocence – whether… Read more »

I’ll Be There Soon

“I’ll Be There Soon suggests both impatience and hesitation, hope and dread, reflection and speculation, all before moving headlong toward the inevitable. In these poems, the past and the future are merely circuitous routes to the present. Their anecdotal style and casual tone are mere veils for intensely personal experiences. The promise of innocence –… Read more »

Authors

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 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, Cyril Everest,… Read more »

dark fish & other infernos: epsitles and poems

Dear Jehosephat Rosenquist, esq.,
I am honoured, Mr. Rosenquist (now Flounder), to receive this forgivable tardy response to my invitation to join out esteemed “Blue celestial Group,” whose members call themselves, in private, The Celestes. While this moniker smacks more od a den of ethereal dames than the “hardy adventurers” description you flatter us with, I assure you, The Celestes are no Flim- Flam coven of tea sippers.

The Toronto Quarterly Reviews “dark fish & other infernos”

The Toronto Quarterly published a short review of Joe Rosenblatt and Catherine Owen’s dark fish & other infernos in their latest issue (issue 8). Here’s what they had to say: dark fish & other infernos: epistles and poems (Black Moss Press, 2011) is a bizarre and twisted compilation of madness from self-professed septuagenarian poet, Governor… Read more »

Dark Fish & Other Infernos

dark fish & other infernos is as slippery as the fish that swim through its pages. Governor General’s Award-winning poet Joe Rosenblatt (author of Top Soil, A Tentacled Mother and more), and Catherine Owen (author of Frenzy and Seeing Lessons) slip in and out of shape-shifting personas, penning letters that can never stay letters. Pressing… Read more »