Mona Fertig

Mona Fertig was born in Vancouver. She opened The Literary Storefront (Canada’s first literary center) in Vancouver in 1978. It housed the first B.C. office of the Writers’ Union of Canada. She has published 14 books and chapbooks of poetry and has given readings from Vancouver to Newfoundland, New York to San Francisco. She has… Read more »

Mona Fertig

Mona Fertig was born in Vancouver, attended Vancouver School of Art, founded Canada’s first literary nerve centre called The Literary Storefront. She also founded the B.C. Writers Union. She has also owned and operated her own press since 1990.


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 »

Invoking the Moon

“Voluptuous, luscious, fertile . . . Fertig’s mastery of the metaphor is breathtaking”. . . Vancouver Sun Invoking The Moon traces 20 years of Mona Fertig’s verse. From the founder of the famous (m)OTHER TONGUE press on Salt Spring Island where she now lives, we are presented with the fluid poetry that has its roots in… Read more »