Congratulations to Wendy Morton

We at Black Moss Press would like to extend our sincerest congratulations to Wendy Morton, who was recently awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for her work in the community promoting poetry. Wendy Morton is the founder of Random Acts of Poetry and The Elder Project chapbook. For more information follow the link to The Elder… Read more »

Wendy Morton

When Wendy Morton’s first book of poetry, Private Eye, was published in 2001, she knew she had to find some way to turn her poetry into currency. She called up WestJet Airlines and suggested that she read and write poems for for the passengers in exchange for flights. After some enthusiastic urging, they said yes, and… Read more »

Wendy Morton 1st Recipient: Colleen Thibaudeau Outstanding Contribution Award

Poet Wendy Morton has been named the first recipient of the League of Canadian Poets’ Colleen Thibaudeau Outstanding Contribution Award. Established in memory of the late poet and honourary member Colleen Thibaudeau (1925-2012), this award has been created by the League of Canadian Poets and the poet’s family to honour and recognize a substantial volunteer project or… Read more »

Wendy Morton

Wendy Morton believes that poetry is the shortest distance between hearts. She has five books of poetry, and a memoir, Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast, in which her adventures as a corporate sponsored poet are revealed. Her latest book of poetry, What Were Their Dreams, is a book of photo-poems of Canada’s history.She is the… Read more »

Book Review: Glass Beads

From the Feminist Caucus of the League of Canadian Poets, by Chair Anne Burke, we find the in-depth review of Sandra Lynn Lynxleg‘s First Lines book of poetry, Glass Beads. This is Sandra’s first book of poetry, and her first book published by Black Moss Press. Anne Burke reviewed this book. Thank you Anne! Review… Read more »


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 »


Wendy Morton’s collection of poetry, Gumshoe, follows in the footsteps of her previous works, examining the joy, pain and pitfalls of life as a careful and thorough detective would. A private eye and a poet all rolled into one, Morton reminds us, through her simple, sparkling verse that “if you are still long enough, the… Read more »

What Were Their Dreams

Wendy Morton, an insurance investigator for the past twenty-three years and a Victoria, British Columbia native, has a knack for turning her poetry into currency . After being stopped by a cop for speeding, Morton read him a poem and managed to get out of a ticket, which convinced her of the power of poetry…. Read more »


Wendy Morton’s latest collection of poetry, Gumshoe, follows in the footsteps of her previous works, examining the joy, pain and pitfalls of life as a careful and thorough detective would. “Poets are goofy. They find shadows, take pictures of shoes, wear glitter. Sing” Under the microscope, everyday life in Gumshoe is distilled into lines of… Read more »

What Were Their Dreams? Valleys of Hope and Pain: Canada’s History

Wendy Morton‘s fifth book of poetry is one that will haunt you and leave you wondering about this country’s past. Commissioned by Vancouver Island’s Alberni Valley Museum to write poetry from archival photographs and journals, the West Coast poet has come away making a very real connecting to the lives of miners, housewives, millworkeers and… Read more »