Robert Hilles

Robert Hilles won the Governor General’s Award for poetry for Cantos From A Small Room. In the same year, his first novel, Raising of Voices, won the Writers Guild of Alberta George Bugnet Award for best novel. Hilles has published sixteen books of poetry and five books of prose. Hilles’ books have also been shortlisted… Read more »

Robert Hilles Reads Noise Rises

Take a listen to this great recording of poet Robert Hilles reading the poem “Noise Rises” from his 2010 Black Moss Press collection Partake. Hilles releases his new book time lapse with Black Moss in Spring 2012.

Robert Hilles

Robert Hilles lives on Salt Spring Island with his partner Pearl Luke. In 1994, he won the Governor General’s Award for Poetry for Cantos From A Small Room. In the same year, his first novel, Raising of Voices, won the Writers Guild of Alberta George Bugnet Award for best novel. He has published fourteen books… Read more »

Line

In his twenty-first book and sixteenth book of poetry, Governor General Award winning poet Robert Hilles honours his dead mother and celebrates the love she instilled in him. These gripping, urgent poems may challenge readers but remain assessable as they resonate deeper meanings. They are above all poems of love that convey it with a… Read more »

Shirley Graham

Graham’s poetry has been published in North American literary journals for three decades. Her first book of poetry, What Someone Wanted, was published by Black Moss Press in 2007. Her most recent book of poetry, Book of Blue was published by Black Moss Press in 2013. She lives and writes on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. Robert Hilles,… 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 »

Breathing Distance

Robert Hilles, the winner of the 1991 Governor General’s Award, has returned with a new book of odes, dealing with ordinary things surrounding his life. They cover everything from war to love, drawing you into their fresh intimacies with the world.

Somewhere Between Obstacles and Pleasure

Robert Hilles lives on Salt Spring Island with his partner Pearl Luke. In 1994, he won the Governor General’s Award for Poetry for Cantos From A Small Room. In the same year, his first novel,Raising of Voices, won the Writers Guild of Alberta George Bugnet Award for best novel. He has published fourteen books of poetry… Read more »

Slow Ascent

Robert Hilles lives on Salt Spring Island with his partner Pearl Luke. In 1994, he won the Governor General’s Award for Poetry for Cantos From A Small Room. In the same year, his first novel,Raising of Voices, won the Writers Guild of Alberta George Bugnet Award for best novel. He has published fourteen books of poetry… Read more »

Calling The Wild

In this important book — part memoir and part lament for the wild — Robert Hilles investigates what we mean by the word “wild” in a world where it is a rapidly depleting commodity. Drawing extensively from his northern Ontario childhood, Calling the Wild is about a time when it was still possible to believe the wilderness… Read more »

Wrapped Within Again

A thoughtful collection from an award-winning poet. For the past twenty-five years, Robert Hilles has written lyric and prose poems exploring the depths of everyday life. His poetry also travels the Canadian landscapes of Northwestern Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, as well as abroad to Japan, Europe and the United States. His fifteenth book, and twelfth… Read more »

Time Lapse

Robert Hilles’ book of poetry, time lapse, refuses to stay in one place, or indeed, in one time. From the streets of Chiang Mai, Thailand, to recollections of building a romance, Hilles pitches us backwards into childhood anecdotes of an uncle with a glass eye and family lost in the fog. The poems in time… Read more »

Partake

“In Partake, Robert Hilles proves himself to be a poet of bluntness and deep feelings. He writes about the untimely death of his younger brother with arresting, tactile metaphors and a series of sunken islands and stark mountain peaks…These are poems that utter themselves in cries of grief and praise, poems that are vastly, vitally… Read more »

Calling the Wild

From acclaimed novelist and Governor General’s Award-winning poet Robert Hilles comes a book that’s part memoir, and part lament for the wild. He investigates what we mean by the word today in a world where it is a rapidly depleting commodity. Drawing extensively from his childhood growing up outside Kenora in northwestern Ontario, Hilles takes us back… Read more »

Slow Ascent

Robert Hilles, a Governor General’s Award winning author, narrows his focus to the most intimate connections in his life — his family, friends, memories. He dissects the past making it accessible and familiar to us in this journey that takes him into self-discovery. He studies a picture of his father, and tells us how “haunted” he… Read more »

Wait for Me

Marty Gervais’ Wait For Me is his first book since the selected To Be Now. Robert Hilles, the Governor General’s Award winner says of this work: “These powerful, worldly poems give us piercingly accurate observations on love, life and the spiritual. From playing god with ants, to infidelity, to pigeons in his hotel room, to the price of… Read more »

Partake – #

In his fourteenth book of poetry, Partake, Governor General’s Award winning poet Robert Hilles writes frankly about the death of his younger brother from cancer. He travels to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand to grieve and heal and through these poems we see East meeting West. Partake chronicles the power of family and the spiritual… Read more »

Wrapped Within Again

Robert Hilles’s fifteenth book, and twelfth book of poetry, continues his fas- cination with the complexities of daily life. For the first time in one volume readers are able to have the best poems spanning his career to date. Throughout this volume, the Governor General’s Award-winning poet writes poems that are at times philosophical, tender,… Read more »

time lapse

Robert Hilles’ latest book of poetry, time lapse, refuses to stay in one place, or indeed, in one time. From the streets of Chiang Mai, Thailand, to recollections of building a romance, Hilles pitches us backwards into childhood anecdotes of an uncle with a glass eye and family lost in the fog. The poems in… Read more »