A Thousand Ways to Kiss the Earth Virtual Reading and Interview

Lisa Shatzky’s newest collection of poetry, A Thousand Ways to Kiss the Earth, is being launched in October 2020, and to kick off the festivities we’re happy to present a video of Lisa Shatzky reading a poem from her latest book. We’re also pleased to share this interview with Lisa, created by the Bowen Island... Read more »

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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 »

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Samantha Badaoa and Laurie Smith Virtual Launch

We’re pleased to release this virtual launch for Samantha Badaoa’s So am I and Laurie Smith’s Suck and Spit, to stand in for the traditional launch that would have taken place. Samantha Badaoa is Windsor, Ontario’s inaugural youth poet laureate. She specializes in slam poetry that ranges from topics of family and religion to her experiences with love... Read more »

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lisa shatzky Reading

We’re so pleased to share a video of lisa shatzky reading her newest poem Beautiful Black Man, a poem to the memory of George Floyd. lisa shatzky’s newest book of poetry A Thousand Ways to Kiss the Earth will be launching this October, and is a book of poetry that addresses current events and the... Read more »

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Bruce Meyer Reading 1967

As we work our way through this quarantine we wanted to look back on better times when we were able to gather freely and celebrate together. At Black Moss we couldn’t think of a better time to look back to than the year Canada celebrated its 150th birthday, and Bruce Meyer launched his celebratory book... Read more »

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Laurie Smith Interview

This week we’re very pleased to present an interview with Windsor poet Laurie Smith. Studying under Alistair MacLeod, she has her MA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor. She is the Co-Publisher/Editor at Cranberry Tree Press, and she runs creative writing workshops. Her newest book of poetry, Suck and Spit (2020), is... Read more »

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Mary Ann Mulhern Interview

Today’s interview is with poet laureate Mary Ann Mulhern about her latest book The Midnight Moon Sings of Murder. This is her 8th full book of poetry, and it focuses on the tragic murder of the Donnelly family. Please enjoy this interview and excerpts! Q: Can you tell us how you decided to write about this... Read more »

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Elizabeth Zetlin Interview

We missed poetry month so much that we decided to continue it on through the remainder of the quarantine. We hope everyone is staying safe and keeping well. This week we’re featuring Elizabeth Zetlin, Owen Sound’s first poet laureate from 2007-2008. She initiated the Poet Laureate map of Canada project, and has travelled across Canada giving... Read more »

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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 »

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Poetry Month Feature: Robert Hilles

Would you believe we’re in week four of National Poetry Month already? This week brings us an interview with Robert Hilles, a long time Black Moss Poet and past recipient of the Governor General’s award for Cantos from a Small Room. Robert’s poetry focuses on capturing the quiet moments of life, his writing style is lyric... Read more »

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Poetry Month Feature: Samantha Badaoa

Week three of National Poetry Month brings us an interview with an up and coming slam poet. Publishing her first book with Black Moss Press this month, and Windsor’s Youth Poet Laureate, Samantha Badaoa is one to watch out for. Her poetry is fresh and raw, exploring the heart of things like religion and love... Read more »

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Poetry Month Feature: Vanessa Shields

It’s week two of National Poetry Month, and we’re delighted to present an exclusive interview with Vanessa Shields! Shields is the author of Look at Her (2016) and I am That Woman (2013), as well as editor to Whiskey Sour City (2013). Her poetry also appears in Because We Have All Lived Here (2017) a collection of poetry about the history... Read more »

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Viral Book Launch

As many of you may or may not know, we had intended to launch two of our books today. These two books have been worked on very diligently by our student team over the last eight months. This book launch would have given them the chance to share the fruits of their labour with all... Read more »

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Poetry Month Feature: D A Lockhart

Hello lovely poetry fans! We hope you’re as excited as we are to kick off poetry month! To celebrate we’ll be featuring one poet every Wednesday with an exclusive interview and a poem or two. Without further ado, we’d like to introduce you to D A Lockhart, author of Big Medicine Comes to Erie (2016) and This City... Read more »

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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 »

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Mary Ann Mulhern Rocking Retirement

Follow the link for a feature video highlighting Mary Ann Mulhern’s achievements in poetry: link.

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Spotlight on Bruce Meyer

Head on over to the Blake Jones Review to see a spotlight on Bruce Meyer. Click the link to read a selection of poetry, short stories and interviews written by Bruce: link.

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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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