Gervais’ ‘People of Faith’ Sells out at Launch!

Hot of the Black Moss Press comes Marty Gervais’ “People of Faith – The Story of Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital 1888 – 2013”. Hundreds of people lined up this morning and afternoon on the front lawns of Hotel Dieu Hospital to celebrate this first-of-its-kind history publication. The launch was such a  huge success – the books... Read more »

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Poetry At The Manor – Volume 2

Poetry at the Manor was a tremendous success last fall, and to keep the success alive, Poet Laureate Marty Gervais and the City of Windsor have partnered again to bring us Poetry at the Manor VOLUME II! WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013 @ 7PM – 9PM WHERE: Willistead Manor This year at the manor the... Read more »

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You Can Always Eat the Dogs: Reviewed by Dr. Don Morrow

John B. Lee, You Can Always Eat the Dogs: The Hockeyness of Ordinary Men. Windsor, Ontario: Black Moss Press, 2012, 88 pages. Reviewed by Dr Don Morrow, Western University Canada, London, Ontario, Canada. John B. Lee is no stranger to the world of sport literature and to members of the Sport Literature Association. Lee is... Read more »

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Masstown Readings Coming Fall 2013

Take a tour to old, rural Nova Scotia with Masstown. Masstown is a 64/10 poetry collection that follows the lives of Bert and Gladys and their struggles of dealing with a family-owned farm, all while raising several families. – October 15- Dalhousie Agricultural College, Truro Campus, Truro, NS, 7pm – October 19- Tatamagouche Public Library,... Read more »

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Talking Derby Makes the News

Check out this article from the Windsor Star about Kate Hargeaves’ experience writing Talking Derby.

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Keith Inman’s An Unfinished War: Reading Events

Keith Inman will read from An Unfinished War, Black Moss Press, at the following venues: May 26, 11-6pm, Grey Borders’ Niagara Literary Arts Festival at Stratus Winery June 8, 10-2pm, the Welland Book Fair at the Wellness Centre June 22, 2-4pm, the Pelham Festival Book Fair at Fonthill Library. July 6th, 10am-5pm & July 7,... Read more »

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Double Launch on Camera

April 10 – Black Moss Press launched two exciting books with the University of Windsor’s publishing and editing 2012/2013 practicum. Whisky Sour City and Talking Derby pulled a crowd of over 300 people to Windsor, Ontario’s Caboto Club.

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New BMP video – Peter Hrastovec

Check out this new video of Black Moss Press author Peter Hrastovec as he reads from In Lieu of Flowers!

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The Practica: A Video

This video shares the student experience of UWindsor’s publishing & editing practica. These students worked hard on Black Moss Press’s Talking Derby and Whisky Sour City, taking a pair of raw manuscripts and turning them into beautiful books.

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Brand New Videos from Black Moss Press!

Black Moss will be releasing a couple exciting new books in the fall. Here’s a trailer for the Windsor-focused poetry collection, Whisky Sour City Whisky Sour City Trailer The second is Talking Derby: Stories from a Life on Eight Wheels, by Kate “Pain Eyre” Hargreaves, a book that follows her adventures and misadventures as a... Read more »

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Wendy Morton Poem Becomes a Video

Port Alberni’s Centennial Committee has released this video featuring one of Black Moss poet Wendy Morton’s poems. Check it out here.

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Two Black Moss Titles Make the Re-Lit Poetry Longlist!

The Re-Lit Longlist was recently announced, and we are pleased to congratulate two Black Moss authors, Cornelia Hoogland and Karen Mulhallen, whose books made the poetry list. Cornelia’s book Crow (Black Moss, 2011) and Karen’s book The Pillow Books (Black Moss, 2011) will compete with a long list of other titles for the Re-Lit award.... Read more »

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An Unfinished War: Featured on Numero Cinq Magazine

Douglas Glover’s Numero Cinq Magazine has released a feature on Black Moss’ new anthology, An Unfinished War, edited by John B. Lee, which features some of Glover’s work. Check out the full article here.

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Imagining Lives Receives Praise

Bernice Lever‘s recent publication Imagining Lives has received great praise from poet Allan Breismaster. Here’s what he had to say: Candid and forthright, vigourous and visceral, the poetry in Imagining Lives is “truly awake / to being,” as it bravely bodies forth the tension between persistent vitality and the infirmities flesh and spirit are heirs... Read more »

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Call for Submissions: 3 Days in August Anthology

Black Moss will be publishing a new anthology, 3 Days in August, all about Windsor: the good, the bad, the parts you love, the parts you hate, and the parts you love to hate. Check out the poster for the call for submissions and get your work in before the deadline to be a part... Read more »

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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 »

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Cornelia Hoogland Makes CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize Shortlist

Cornelia Hoogland, author ofCrow, has been shortlisted for the CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize along with four other authors. You can read her piece, entitled “Sea Level,” at this link or read an interview with Cornelia about the contest here. We wish Cornelia all the best as we await the results of the competition. Good luck!

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Peter Levitt

Peter Levitt received the prestigious Lannan Literary Award in Poetry in 1989. In addition to his books of poetry and prose, he has published translations from Chinese, Japanese and Spanish. He immigrated to Canada in 2000 and lives with his wife, poet Shirley Graham, and their son, Tai, in British Columbia.

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Shirley Graham

Shirley Graham has written poetry and prose for three decades. Her work has been published in numerous literary magazines, such as Grain, the Windsor Review and Descant. She was a semi-finalist in manuscript competitions that include the Yale Younger Poets Series, the Bluestem Poetry Competition, and the Discovery/The Nation award. She grew up in California, studied with various writers... Read more »

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