Molito in the Toronto Star

The Toronto Star did a blurb on Rosemary Sullivan, Juan Opitz and Colleen Sullivan‘s Molito in their “Non-fantasy book choices for gifts for kid-lits” feature. Here’s a peek at what Deirdre Baker had to say: An underground story with a sunny message, this tale’s political origins, described in the accompanying teacher’s guide, give it added heft.   Read the full article here.

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Crow reviewed in the Winnipeg Free Press

The Winnipeg Free Press recently reviewed Crow by Cornelia Hoogland. Here’s a sample of what reviewer Jonathan Ball had to say: …the poems are enjoyable and accomplished, with some wonderful and surprising passages Read the full review here.

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Brides in Black blog

Black Moss is excited about the upcoming Spring 2012 release of Brides in Black, Mary Ann Mulhern’s follow-up to her successful poetry book The Red Dress. To keep up to date on news about Brides in Black, as well as some great related content, be sure to check out www.bridesinblack.wordpress.com

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Can’t get Enough of “Crow”

Cornelia Hoogland has launched a website devoted to her latest book with Black Moss, Crow. Check it out here for more information on this fantastic and innovative book of poetry.

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The White Collar Book: Poetry and Prose of Canadian Business Life

“…the work of thoughtful, elegant, and accomplished anthologists and writers, this volume is a useful, provocative, and altogether pleasing read.” — Conrad Black Featuring a foreword from Conrad Black.   Unlike most countries, Canada was a nation founded by clerks and created on paper by professionals. We spend an enormous portion of our lives in... Read more »

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Photographs from BookFest Windsor

Black Moss had a great time participating in this year’s BookFest Windsor last weekend. Our Girls’ Night Out reading featured the Windsor launch of Rosemary Sullivan & Juan Opitz‘s new children’s book Molito and Karen Mulhallen‘s latest poetry book The Pillow Books. The event also featured readings from Mary Ann Mulhern, who previewed her upcoming... Read more »

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The Toronto Quarterly Reviews “dark fish & other infernos”

The Toronto Quarterly published a short review of Joe Rosenblatt and Catherine Owen’s dark fish & other infernos in their latest issue (issue 8). Here’s what they had to say: dark fish & other infernos: epistles and poems (Black Moss Press, 2011) is a bizarre and twisted compilation of madness from self-professed septuagenarian poet, Governor... Read more »

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Barrie Examiner interviews Bruce Meyer on City’s Literary Culture

Nicole Birch-Bayley of The Barrie Examiner talked to Black Moss author Bruce Meyer about the Carnegie Days Festival and other similar literary events. Here’s a snippet of her article: “I see the rest of Barrie becoming more integrated into the downtown,” says Meyer. “I see a positive transformation … where you will have a central part of... Read more »

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A Few Words with Mary Ann Mulhern

Mary Ann Mulhern’s upcoming book Brides in Black, a follow-up to the successful poetry collection The Red Dress, has been gaining a great deal of attention over the last few weeks. Set to be released in early Spring 2012, Brides in Black takes Mary Ann back into the convent. Her signature minimal poetic style allows her to share the stories... Read more »

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Judith Fitzgerald Highlights White Collar Book in Globe & Mail

The Globe & Mail‘s Judith Fitgerald featured upcoming release The White Collar Book (edited by Bruce & Carolyn Meyer, foreword by Conrad Black) in an article available online here. Here’s a sample of what Fitzgerald had to say about The White Collar Book: In this break-through anthology — trained on a time when Wall Street explodes with the fury of frustrated... Read more »

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Windsor Star covers Rosemary Sullivan coming to BookFest

Ted Shaw of the Windsor Star previewed the list of authors attending BookFest Windsor in this past Saturday’s paper (October 15th). The preliminary list of authors to appear at this year’s Bookfest Windsor is out, and it’s impressive. Among those attending are Rosemary Sullivan, winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for nonfiction; Douglas Gibson, president and publisher of... Read more »

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Photos from The Punctuation Field Book Launch

Elizabeth Zetlin launched her book The Punctuation Field earlier this month at the Downtown Bookstore in Owen Sound, Ontario.  Liz read with Owen Sound Poet Laureate Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm and audience members enjoyed punctuation truffles by Theo. Enjoy these photos from the launch!  

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It’s More Than Fame, It’s Community Pride: Poet Laureates

By Black Moss Press interns Jaclyn Wood, Rebecca Taylor, and Kristina Storey The City of Windsor is currently looking for their first Poet Laureate. The Ancient Greeks would pay tribute to their most notable poets by giving them this title; the Poet Laureate would be responsible for writing odes, which would celebrate royal events, such as... Read more »

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Terry Ann Carter Nominated for Archibald Lampman Award

UPDATE: Arc Poetry Magazine presents poets Nina Berkhout, Terry Ann Carter, Jenny Haysom and Paul Tyler at Collected Works Bookstore – 5:00 p.m. The three finalists for the 2011 Archibald Lampman Award, given annually to the best collection of poetry by an author from the National Capital Region, will read alongside Jenny Haysom, who won... Read more »

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Margaret Atwood tweets about Molito

Thanks to Margaret Atwood who tweeted about Molito today. Many thanks to those who re-tweeted as well for helping us spread the word about this wonderful book.

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Andrew Armitage reviews The Punctuation Field

Andrew Armitage has written a glowing review of Elizabeth Zetlin’s The Punctuation Field for the Owen Sound Sun Times. He writes: “Liz Zetlin’s poems are a reading gift, a donation to stretching our creative minds.  They can be read, over and over, each reading bringing new meaning, new recognitions.” Read the full review here.

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Girls’ Night Out at BookFest Windsor

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An Interview with the “Girls’ Night Out” Reading Authors

By Black Moss interns Sylvia Pham, Joshua Dagenais, and Amanda Spence Black Moss Press presents Girls’ Night Out, a literary event at Windsor’s BookFest 2011 this Thursday, November 3rd. Four authors will be reading from their most recent releases: Rosemary Sullivan, Karen Mulhallen, Mary Ann Mulhern and Terry Ann Carter. Whether they have travelled to... Read more »

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Photos from Do Not Call Me By My Name reading in B.C.

Lisa Shatzky read from Do Not Call Me By My Name in Nanaimo, B.C. on the 26th of September. She was joined on stage for some of the reading by Don MacLean. Lisa launches her book on Bowen Island on October 2nd.  

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Goose Lane and Toronto Quarterly feature interview with Bruce Meyer

Goose Lane Press and the Toronto Quarterly have both published an interview with Black Moss author Bruce Meyer, alongside of a sample of his work. Check out the interview at Goose Lane here or the Toronto Quarterly’s blog here.

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