John B Lee

In 2005, John B. Lee was inducted as Poet Laureate of Brantford in perpetuity and in 2011 he was appointed Poet Laureate of Norfolk County. A recipient of over sixty prestigious international awards for his writing, he is the winner of the $10,000 CBC Literary Award for Poetry and the only two-time recipient of the… Read more »

John B. Lee The Banister Contest

Congratulations to John B. Lee on winning first place for his poem “What Awaits Me in the Sandwash” and a Judge’s Choice award for “Walking the Trail Near Crawley Falls, New Hampshire”. These poems will be appearing in the 32nd volume of The Banister. John B. Lee’s most recent book from Black Moss Press was The Widow’s… Read more »

John B. Lee on The Widow’s Land

No One Ever Comments on the Flies … When world-renowned photographer Yousuf Karsh passed away, the curator of the national gallery collection commented on Karsh’s famous photograph of virtuoso cellist Pablo Casals, “When people talk about that iconic portrait, no one ever comments on the flies.” I immediately went to seek out, find, and have… Read more »

Congratulations to John B. Lee

Join us in congratulating John B. Lee for wining first place in the 2016 Scugog Council for the Arts Literary Award. His winning poem is titled “…in the sixth year of the war.” John B. Lee’s newest book The Widow’s Land will be released by Black Moss Press in the early fall. Keep checking back for… Read more »

John B. Lee Interview

In 2005, John B. Lee was inducted as Poet Laureate of Brantford in perpetuity and in 2011 he was appointed Poet Laureate of Norfolk County. A recipient of over sixty prestigious international awards for his writing, he is the winner of the $10, 000 CBC Literary Award for Poetry and the only two-time recipient of… Read more »

John B. Lee Guest Blog Post

Safety is a superstition; cleanliness a sin … Blood in the yolk. Flies pooled in butter. Straw in raw milk. Worms in the apples. Worms in the peaches and pears. Fur on the cheese from the fridge in the shed. Mold cut from salvaged slices of white bread set aside in blue circles like winey… Read more »

BOOK REVIEW: John B. Lee’s Burning My Father

Burning My Father Review by: Ronnie R. Brown John B. Lee Black Moss Press, 2014, 87 pp ISBN: 978-0-88753-532-1   How is a great poet created? Well, in the case of John B. Lee, the author of over 50 books; whose work has appeared internationally in over 500 publications; who is the poet laureate of… Read more »

Dueling Poet John B. Lee

Black Moss poet John B. Lee recently participated in a Dueling Poets event with Vermont Poet Laureate Syndey Lea. You can read all about it and see photos here. Here’s a snippet of what reviewer Pearl Pirie had to say: Both poets are “realists” in terms of storytelling. How do they not tell stories out of school? Lee… Read more »

Guest Blog: Where do I Write by John B. Lee

Where Do I Write: the boy who made his own desk One of the questions that students of writing frequently ask me is, “Where do you write?” And I always say, “When I write, I want to be alone in a room, alone in the house, alone on the street, alone in the town, alone… Read more »

John B. Lee

John B. Lee is the author of over fifty published books and the recipient of over seventy prestigious awards for poetry including being the only two-time winner of the People’s Poetry Award. In 2010 he received the Award of Merit for Professional Achievement from the University of Western Ontario. Named Poet Laureate of Brantford in… Read more »

John Wing Jr Brings the House Down

Comedian and poet (equally!), John Wing Jr. brought a full-house crowd to knee-slapping and tear-jerking bliss on the evening of Wednesday, October 23, 2013 in Katzman Lounge in Vanier Hall at the University of Windsor. Both to promote Wings’ forthcoming book of poetry and the only-one-of-its-kind-in-North-America Editing & Publishing Practicum the English Department offers, the… Read more »

Triple Book Launch Set for Thursday, January 23!

John B Lee, April Bulmer and Vanessa Shields will be launching their newest books from Black Moss Press in a triple book launch poetry extravaganza on Thursday, January 23, 2014. The intention of the night’s festivities is to celebrate poetry – and get the crowd writing too! Poetry is accessible and fun – that’s the… 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 »

Poetry At The Manor – Volume 2

Poetry at the Manor was a tremendous success last fall, and to keep the success alive, Poet Laureate Marty Gervais and the City of Windsor have partnered again to bring us Poetry at the Manor VOLUME II! WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013 @ 7PM – 9PM WHERE: Willistead Manor This year at the manor the… Read more »

Godspeed

Details forthcoming. Click here for more info on John B Lee.

Small Acts

Small Acts shares Bernice Lever’s mature voice in full swing from ironic love poems via Facebook – to gentle suggestions of how to create peace in our homes and areas – to ironic political rants – to awe of the beauty of our earth that seems in a state of destruction – to fame and… Read more »

The Blue Flow Below

Like a bridge newly built over the wide expanse of a fast flowing river, these poems span the life of a man who still tingles with amazement at the beauty of the present, as he also sees through misty memory how viewing the past with a clear eye might yield the sacred truth of what… Read more »