Laurence Hutchman

Laurence Hutchman grew up in Toronto and graduated from Emery C.I.. He finished his BA in English in The University of Western Ontario in 1972, received his MA at Concordia University in 1979; and his PhD at the Universite de Montreal in 1988. He has taught at a number of universities including Concordia University, the… Read more »

Laurence Hutchman

Laurence Hutchman was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1948. He finished his BA in English in The University of Western Ontario in 1972, received his MA at Concordia University in 1979; and his PhD at the Universite? de Montre?al in 1988. He has taught at a number of universities including Concordia University, the University… Read more »

Fire and Water Great Lakes Reading Series

Follow the link to enjoy the first instalment of the Great Lakes Reading Series, a virtual reading by Eva Kolacz and Laurence Hutchman. Featuring poems from their newest book Fire and Water, a collection of love poems written to each other and lushly illustrated by Eva. This book is not to be missed and is… Read more »

Poetry Month Feature: Eva Kolacz

Thank you for following along with us throughout poetry month. Here at Black Moss Press it’s Poetry Month every month and we’re a little sad to see it go. Our final poetry month feature is artist and poet, Eva Kolacz. She left her native Poland to come to Canada, where she graduated from the Fine Arts Department… Read more »

Fire and Water

The title of the book “Fire and Water” is based on the birth signs. Eva—the sign of Aries represents fire, and Laurence the sign of Cancer—water. This collection of poems almost wrote “itself” over a period of time, expressing the passion that they have for each other—light, playful, pleasure, intensity. The poet in love is… Read more »

By the River Reading Series

Join us December 11th for a special Black Moss Press instalment of the By the River reading series. Launching his newest book of poetry, Laurence Hutchman will be presenting House of Shifting Time. This collection of poetry is Laurence at his finest, each poem is a tribute to a famous figure in Canadian history. Laurence… Read more »

Praise for House of Shifting Time

We’re pleased to present three glowing reviews of Laurence Hutchman’s recent book of poetry The House of Shifting Time. “I’ve followed the career of Laurence Hutchman through many books and years. It is gratifying to see that he’s lost none of his expressive genius. What I’m always struck with in his work is his ability to… Read more »

The House of Shifting Time

“Through the city streets the bus launches / into the storm. Already the shapes, the terrain / outside is unfriendly, / the air wild as a monsoon. / People peer into the mirror of the night. / They move restlessly on the worn upholstery.” Laurence Hutchman dares readers to peer into the mirror of the… Read more »

High School Reading

Please enjoy these photos of Laurence Hutchman, Daniel Lockhart, Vanessa Shields and Kara Smith reading at St. Joseph’s High School. Thank you again to the Poets for taking the time to bring their poetry into the high school, and thank you to St. Joseph’s for welcoming us into the school.

Two Maps of Emery

Two Maps of Emery is Laurence Hutchman’s second book dedicated to the place in North York, a district of Toronto, called Emery. Most in the GTA would not know of this place. But Hutchman brings it back to life in this book of memoir-styled poetry. This is where he grew up. When his family first arrived… Read more »

Upcoming Launches

Black Moss Press is kicking off the fall season with several events featuring a wide variety of writers. Leading the way is Vanessa Shields launching her newest book of poetry Look At Her on September 22nd at the Studio Theatre Jackman Dramatic Arts Centre of the University of Windsor. Poet Vanessa Shields always dazzles audiences with her… Read more »

Two Maps of Emery

Two Maps of Emery is Laurence Hutchman’s second book dedicated to the place in North York, a district of Toronto, called Emery. Most in the GTA would not know of this place. But Hutchman brings it back to life in this book of memoir-styled poetry. This is where he grew up. When his family first… Read more »

Upcoming Fall Titles

After much hard work I’m pleased to announce that our Fall books are off to the printer and will soon be in fine bookstores across the country. Here is the list of titles that will be launched by Black Moss Press in Fall 2016. Vanessa Shields’ newest collection of poetry Look At Her is sure to be… Read more »

Personal Encounters

Unexpected people that we meet, situations that we find ourselves in, and objects that we discover often change us. In his new collection of skilfully crafted poems, Personal Encounters, Laurence Hutchman speaks of his favourite artists and writers, poets such as Li Po, R. M. Rilke, Layton, Purdy and Cohen, who shaped his own poetics…. 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 »

Reading the Water

Water is the theme of this latest book of poetry by Laurence Hutchman. The opening poems, written at The Great Mother Conference in Camp Kieve, associate water with art and creativity. Others use a stream as a metaphor for the mind, make family associations and explore the less peaceful aspects of water.

Reading the Water

Water is theme of this latest book of poetry by Laurence Hutchman. The opening poems, written at The Great Mother Conference in Camp Kieve, associate water with art and creativity. Others use a stream as a metaphor for the mind, make family associations and explore the less peaceful aspects of water.