The Black Moss Press Fall 2011 Catalogue is Here

You can now access the Black Moss Fall 2011 Catalogue by clicking the preceding link. The file will download in .pdf format to your computer, and you will be able to view all the exciting new books Black Moss is launching this Fall.

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The Punctuation Field

A newcomer to the Black Moss family, but certainly not a newcomer in the literary world, Elizabeth Zetlin releases her seventh book of poetry, The Punctuation Field. As the readers work their way through this delicately cultivated collection of nature poems, they are able to follow the blueprints of Liz’s imagination as she turns an... Read more »

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Cornelia Hoogland

Cornelia Hoogland’s award-winning poetry has been published, produced and performed internationally. Hoogland is the founder and the co-artistic director of Poetry London, and teaches at the University of Western Ontario. She divides her time between London, Ontario and Hornby Island, British Columbia.

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Elizabeth Zetlin

Elizabeth Zetlin’s previous publications include The Thing with Feathers (BuschekBooks), Taking Root (Seraphim Editions), Said the River (Penumbra Press), Connections (Always Press), and Ghost of Glenelg (Always Press), many being collaborations with visual artists. Her chapbook The Gourd Poems received the 1999 Canadian Poetry Association’s Shaunt Basmajian Award. Her poetry has also received a Stephen... Read more »

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Crow

Crow finds itself in love and loss, in death and rebirth, and most of all in flight. The poems of the manuscript screech volumes without needing the elaborate ululations other songbirds might provide; the black, sparse simplicity of the crow allows the relatable, universal imagery of these poems to shine as the narrator writes through... Read more »

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Coming to Terms With a Child

Coming to Terms with a Child is Henry Beissel’s autobiographical exploration into his childhood growing up in Nazi Germany. The poems speak of confusion, anger, fear, and often the shame of witnessing atrocities with no way to prevent them from occurring. Beissel avoids the often heavy-handed approach to such enormous issues, and writes with striking... Read more »

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Henry Beissel

Henry Beissel is a writer and editor who has published 16 volumes of poetry, six books of plays, a non-fiction book on Canada, two anthologies of plays intended for use in high schools, and numerous essays and pieces of short fiction. He first came to national attention with the controversial literary/political journal Edge. Beissel has... Read more »

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Candy Cigarettes

“If you were one of those people lucky enough to grow up in the 1950s and ‘60s when life was as real as it seemed, then you have to read Roger Bell’s newest book — Candy Cigarettes, published by Black Moss Press. The North Simcoe author’s memoirs open a precious time capsule that will have... Read more »

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Paul Quenon

Paul Quenon, OSCO, is a monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani. Brother Paul cooks, sings a lot in and out of choir, hikes and meditates outdoors. He puts words together into something like a poem, and shoots a camera at something like a picture. Some say he’s only something like a monk, but he has... Read more »

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Molito

Deep under the ground lived a little mole named Molito. His fur was brown, the colour of burnt toast. His eyes were as yellow as the sun. Molito is a story about friendship. One day in the underground park, Molito meets an ant named Carlota who tells him about the mysterious place she lives in,... Read more »

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Karen Mulhallen

Karen Mulhallen is an English teacher and a literary and visual arts scholar whose area of academic research is illustrated English books in the eighteenth century and in particular the art of William Blake. She has spent a life time working on magazines and is interested in the area where politics and culture overlap.Karen has... Read more »

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New Books Coming Soon from Black Moss Press

Get a sneak peek of Black Moss’ new releases for Fall 2011 right here at blackmosspress.com. Under the “Our Books” menu go to “New Releases” and check out new poetry, fiction, and children’s books from authors such as Karen Mulhallen, Rosemary Sullivan, and more!

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Launched: Laughing Through a Second Pregnancy

Laughing Through A Second Pregnancy is Vanessa Shields’ debut book. Written in her uniquely candid style, it’s a hilarious memoir of one woman’s experiences preparing for her second child while caring for her first. Vanessa Shields was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, where she currently resides with her husband and two children. When she’s... Read more »

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This is a Love Song

This is a Love Song is a narrative of shifting seasons that illustrates how love, loss, and landscape form the simple beauties of everyday life. Hugh MacDonald encapsulates in his work the poignance of the moment frozen in a snapshot, a life measured in love shared, places cherished, and blueberries. Despite the peace and profoundness... Read more »

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Do Not Call Me By My Name

“These poems are placed like cold steel beds lined up row upon row. Visceral. Lisa Shatzky writes in gunmetal residue—evidence bagged from Canada’s largest crime scene of the Residential School era. As she opened the vaulted doors into each child’s memory, she was slashed by tormented truth, laughter at lost blood, lost stories. In this... Read more »

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Dark Fish & Other Infernos

dark fish & other infernos is as slippery as the fish that swim through its pages. Governor General’s Award-winning poet Joe Rosenblatt (author of Top Soil, A Tentacled Mother and more), and Catherine Owen (author of Frenzy and Seeing Lessons) slip in and out of shape-shifting personas, penning letters that can never stay letters. Pressing... Read more »

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The Pillow Books

Inspired by The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, the 11th century musings by a lady to the Japanese Empress Consort Teishi, Karen Mulhallen’s poetry collection The Pillow Books merges the deeply personal with linguistic precision. Mulhallen draws not only from this Japanese work, but from the landscape of locations around the world, from the Toronto... Read more »

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April 28 in Ottawa – An evening with Mary Ann Mulhern

Mary Ann Mulhern is a former nun in the Roman Catholic church who left the convent to become a teacher in Windsor, Ontario. She has published four books with Black Moss Press. Her first, The Red Dress, launched her career as a poet. Touch The Dead was short listed for the 2007 Acorn Plantos People’s... Read more »

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Roger Bell finalist in prestigious award

Black Moss author Roger Bell has been named a finalist in the highly prestigious 2011 Winston Collins/Descant Prize for Best Canadian Poem. The awards presentation which takes place at 7:30 P.M., Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at Supermarket, a local venue in Toronto’s Kensington Market. This is the third time that Black Moss Press authors have... Read more »

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Penny-Anne Beaudoin

Penny-Anne Beaudoin is a Windsor writer whose work has appeared in a variety of magazines including Room of One’s Own and The Windsor Review. holy cards is her first book.

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