Black Moss Press 50th

It’s not every day a business turns 50, so we’ve been busy preparing for a brunch a book launch this fall as part of Windsor BookFest. Be sure to check back for updates and sneak peaks of what we have in store for you. For now visit the Windsor Star for an interview with Marty Gervais:... Read more »

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Shimmer Book Launch – Nanaimo

The Nanaimo Bulletin has published a short interview with Robert Hilles about the upcoming launch of Shimmer, his latest book of poetry. The event will take place at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library, 90 Commercial St., on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Click the link for more information: link

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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 »

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Poet Laureate Celebration

Join Black Moss poet Vanessa Shields in conversation with Windsor’s new Poet Laureate Mary Ann Mulhern, and Youth Poet Laureate Samantha Badaoa this Monday. The event, hosted by Biblioasis bookstore, will begin at 6:30pm and feature Poet Laureate Emeritus Marty Gervais. The event is free to the public and will include poetry readings, book sales... Read more »

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Anna Yin Battle of the Bards

Join Anna Yin as she enters the 11th Annual Battle of the Bards on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 at 7:30PM in the Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre. The cost is $10 per person, however it’s free if you’re a Friend of the Festival, Student/Youth (25 and under) or a Member of the League of Canadian Poets. For... Read more »

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In the Face of It

We would like to invite you to join us as we celebrate the launch of In the Face of It. This year’s group of students at the University of Windsor have worked tirelessly to bring you this special publication: a collection of photographs and stories by Windsor photographer Douglas MacLellan. Come out Thursday April 4th... Read more »

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John B. Lee Fall 2019 Book

The weather is cold, but here at Black Moss the presses are hot as we gear up for our Fall 2019 books! This year we’ve got a lot planned for you all, it’s not every year you turn 50 right? So keep an eye on our blog and facebook as we release all the latest... Read more »

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Poetry at the Manor Vol 6 2018

A big thank you to everyone who came, making our sixth instalment of Poetry at the Manor a huge success. With a staggering attendance of 250, you are the reason we are able to continue to have these events year after year. A big thank you to each of the poets who agreed to make the... Read more »

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Poetry at the Manor Vol 6 2018

Just five days to go before Windsor’s biggest poetry event of the year! Join us at Willistead Manor on October 2nd at 7pm, where Windsor Poet Laureate Marty Gervais will welcome Poets Laureate from across Canada. This year’s lineup includes John B. Lee, Chloé LaDuchesse, Lauren Best, Marilyn Gear Pilling and Afua Cooper. Be sure... Read more »

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Poetry at the Manor 2018 Line-up

Every year the City of Windsor and Marty Gervais, its Poet Laureate, team up to host one of the biggest poetry events in Ontario. The historic Willistead Manor is repurposed for this gala event in which Poets Laureate from across Canada make the trek to Windsor to participate in a reading. This year Poetry at... Read more »

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Morning Song Book Launch

Ah Autumn. The season of pumpkin spice, colourful leaves, and of course book launches! Join us September 23rd for the launch of Carlinda D’Alimonte’s newest book of poetry with Black Moss Press. From 2pm-4pm at the Bourbon on Ottawa street in Windsor, Carlinda will be reading a selection of poems from her latest book Morning Song, a... Read more »

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Bruce Meyer Blurb

McNally Robinson, an online bookseller has written a short, but glowing review of Bruce Meyer’s 1967. Follow the link to read more: link.

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John B. Lee at Poetry at the Manor Vol 6

Everyone who knows Poetry at the Manor knows John B. Lee. In 2005 John B. Lee was inducted as Poet Laureate of Brantford in perpetuity. In 2011 he was appointed Poet Laureate of Norfolk County (2011-14) and in 2015 Honourary Poet Laureate of Norfolk County for life. An amazing poet, he has rightly won many awards... Read more »

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Denis Robillard Reading

Join us in Sault Ste. Marie on August 22nd, from 2:30pm-3:30pm for a showcase of one of Windsor’s finest poets. Denis Robillard will be presenting his newest book of poetry Ask the River, a blend of history and culture, an exploration of what makes Windsor unique.

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Sheri-D Wilson at Poetry at the Manor

Sheri-D Wilson was appointed the honored position of Poet Laureate of Calgary 2018—2020 (the year of perfect vision). She is the award-winning author of eleven books, the creator of four short films, and has released four albums which combine music and poetry. She is known for her electric performance-style, making her a favorite of festivals around... Read more »

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Poetry at the Manor Vol 6

It’s been a busy summer gearing up for a lot of fall activities. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been eagerly awaiting the 2018 instalment of Poetry at the Manor. Our lineup of poets laureate this year is a great one, featuring poets from all across Canada. Over the next few weeks we will... Read more »

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John B. Lee The Banister Contest

Congratulations to John B. Lee on winning first place for his poem “What Awaits Me in the Sandwash” and a Judge’s Choice award for “Walking the Trail Near Crawley Falls, New Hampshire”. These poems will be appearing in the 32nd volume of The Banister. John B. Lee’s most recent book from Black Moss Press was The Widow’s... Read more »

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Erotic Haiku

If you haven’t picked up your copy of Erotic Haiku: of Skin on Skin yet, then you’re missing out! With over 80 contributors to this collection, there’s something for everyone. A few poets peeking into the Erotic Haiku Anthology after the Haiku Arbutus meeting, Sunday July 16th. Poets include Dr. Susumu (Sus) Tabata, our oldest... Read more »

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Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac Review

Congratulations Anna Yin on the glowing review by Ron Dart of the Clarion Journal. To read more follow the link.

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