Karen Mulhallen

Karen Mulhallen is an editor, essayist, critic, and poet. She has worked on several magazines, published numerous books and articles, and more than 150 issues of Descant magazine. Click  here for all Black Moss Press news related to Karen Mulhallen. BOOKS Sealight The Pillow Books The Grace of Private Passage Fishing Poems Code Orange LINKS… Read more »

Karen Mulhallen

Karen Mulhallen is an English teacher and a literary and visual arts scholar whose area of academic research is illustrated English books in the eighteenth century and in particular the art of William Blake. She has spent a life time working on magazines and is interested in the area where politics and culture overlap.Karen has… Read more »

Love Poetry Festival 2016

Black Moss Poets Karen Mulhallen and Anna Yin recently participated in the Love Poetry Festival. This is the first year of the Love Poetry Festival celebrating the lives of Milton Acorn and Gwen MacEwen. Please enjoy the following video of the festivities.

Poetry Readings and Launches

October 1st Poetry Reading: On October 1st Windsor Atelier Virginianne welcomed four Black Moss Press authors to the stage. Peter Hrastovec warmed the crowd up with his humorous poetry, specifically the piece from his latest book in which he makes the acquaintance of Earnest Hemingway. He was followed by Mary Ann Mulhern who rendered the room… Read more »

Code Orange

Code Orange is a hospital term, a warning to staff indicating a bomb threat, a radioactive spill, a person with mental issues loose in the halls of the hospital. Sometimes it means everyone should evacuate as soon as possible. Karen Mulhallen’s Code Orange is among other things a meditation upon the possibility that we are living in… Read more »

WindUp Bird Cafe Poetry Reading!

On January 20th, come and check out Windup Bird Cafe to listen to The Best Canadian Poetry Series, featuring poets Mary Anne Mulhern, John Wing, Karen Mulhallen, and Anna Yin. To RSVP, email justin@windbird.ca Where? Windup Bird Cafe, 382 College St., Toronto, ON When? January 20th, 6:30pm

Fishing Poems

This ground-breaking book by the renowned poet and magazine editor Karen Mulhallen concerns itself with the water, the lakes and the oceans, and the solitary pursuits like fishing which take us back to the beginnings of human life. The further back we go the closer we are to the world of spirits manifesting themselves as… 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 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 »

The Grace of Private Passage

The poems in Karen Mulhallen’s The Grace of Private Passage takes us on a global journey from the mountains of Alberta where the elk are birthing to the rainforests and oceans of Australia, and the streets, museums, and countryside of contemporary Scotland. Journeying, we become pilgrims in a world we have helped to shape. Mulhallen’s audience has… Read more »

The Pillow Books

Inspired by The Pillow Books of Sei Shonagon, the 11th century musings by a lady to the Japanese Empress Consort Teishi, Karen Mulhallen’s poetry collection The Pillow Books  merges the deeply personal with linguistic precision. Mulhallen draws not only from this Japanese work, but from the landscape of locations around the world, from the Toronto… 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 »

In Her Fifties

by Betsy Struthers What were the 1950s? Gangs of kids roaming the long back suburban yards. Fathers at work, mothers at home. Mothers who Laid Down the Law. The implacable authority of school, its bullies both adult and child. Learning about sex and death. Living with danger, both foreign (the Cold War) and domestic (strange men)…. Read more »

Photographs from BookFest Windsor

Black Moss had a great time participating in this year’s BookFest Windsor last weekend. Our Girls’ Night Out reading featured the Windsor launch of Rosemary Sullivan & Juan Opitz‘s new children’s book Molito and Karen Mulhallen‘s latest poetry book The Pillow Books. The event also featured readings from Mary Ann Mulhern, who previewed her upcoming… Read more »

An Interview with the “Girls’ Night Out” Reading Authors

By Black Moss interns Sylvia Pham, Joshua Dagenais, and Amanda Spence Black Moss Press presents Girls’ Night Out, a literary event at Windsor’s BookFest 2011 this Thursday, November 3rd. Four authors will be reading from their most recent releases: Rosemary Sullivan, Karen Mulhallen, Mary Ann Mulhern and Terry Ann Carter. Whether they have travelled to… Read more »

Black Moss Press Fall 2011 Book Launches Announced

Black Moss Press is excited to launch our Fall 2011 line of books! Here are the details for upcoming book launches. More to come! Coming to Terms with a Child – Henry Beissel Thursday, Sept. 15th, 7pm Collected Works Bookstore 1242 Wellington St. West Ottawa, Ontario www.collected-works.com       The Pillow Books – Karen… Read more »

New Books Coming Soon from Black Moss Press

Get a sneak peek of Black Moss’ new releases for Fall 2011 right here at blackmosspress.com. Under the “Our Books” menu go to “New Releases” and check out new poetry, fiction, and children’s books from authors such as Karen Mulhallen, Rosemary Sullivan, and more!

The Pillow Books

Inspired by The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, the 11th century musings by a lady to the Japanese Empress Consort Teishi, Karen Mulhallen’s poetry collection The Pillow Books merges the deeply personal with linguistic precision. Mulhallen draws not only from this Japanese work, but from the landscape of locations around the world, from the Toronto… Read more »