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 »

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 »

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!

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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.

Terry Ann Carter – #

Terry Ann Carter is an Ottawa based poet and the author of three books of poetry: Waiting for Julia, Transplanted, and A Crazy Man Thinks He’s Ernest in Paris, which has recently been nominated for the Archibald Lampan Award. She is a member of the Canadian League of Poets, The Canadian Authors association, Haiku Canada, and… Read more »

rob mclennon

Rob was born March 15, 1970 in Ottawa, and raised on a dairy farm outside Maxville, Ontario in historic Glengarry County. Previous lives include waiter, busboy, farm labourer, busker (guitar), filmmaker (super-8), weekly columnist, professional clown, childcare provider, house dad, bookstore clerk, visual artist and freelance writer.

Terry Ann Carter

Terry Ann Carter is an Ottawa based poet and the author of three books of poetry: Waiting for Julia, Transplanted, and A Crazy Man Thinks He’s Ernest in Paris, which has recently been nominated for the Archibald Lampan Award. She is a member of the Canadian League of Poets, The Canadian Authors association, Haiku Canada, and… Read more »

Greg Cook

Greg Cook, born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, was nourished by poetry early.The one-room schoolteacher who boarded with him and his mother when his father died liberating the Netherlands in 1944 read classic English poetry to him before he was old enough to go to school. By age six his mother was reading aloud short stories… Read more »

Touch The Dead

Touch The Dead These poems focus upon a young girl growing up in a house next to a cemetery. Set in the 1940s, she watches her father — the grave digger — earn his living preparing graves. He goes about his work dutifully judging no one. He meets the families, sometimes while he is working… Read more »

Beth Everest

Beth Everest has a Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing and Literature (University of Windsor), and a Doctorate (University of Calgary), which focuses on the conflicting roles of a woman as mother, writer and academic.She has worked as a freelance writer and editor, as a travel writer for the Calgary Sun, and a fiction… Read more »

The Life of the Four Stomachs

The Life of the Four Stomachs Marilyn Gear Pilling’s latest collection, The Life of the Four Stomachs, is an ingeniously humourous yet passionate look at “the glorious mess of life/the guts the mud the smite the blood the song the sob/of life.” Through tales of sensuality, heartbreak, and laughter, the writer, the lover, the daughter,… Read more »

Lynn Harrigan

Lynn Harrigan is a teacher, poet and writer living in Toronto. Her most recent projects have involved collaboration with musicians and visual artists whcih have ranged from haiku/art exhibits to radio art recorded with ambient soundscape artists.

Moon Sea Crossing

A work of documentary poetry, Moon Sea Crossing traces one woman’s journey through mental illness during the mid-19th cenruy. Lynn Harrigan was intrigured when supon researching the story of one Ann Hanan, she learned that the County Goal function not only as a prison but also as a house of refuge. Ann Hanan’s story stood… Read more »