A big congratulations to Anna Yin for being runner up for the 2017 Blue Light Books Twitter Contest! To see her winning poem click the link.
We are proud to introduce our newest member of the Black Moss family Kara Smith, with her newest book The Artists of Crow County. See the list of events below for a chance to meet her in person and buy a signed copy of her book! Thursday, January 26th, 12-1:30 – University of Windsor Bookstore Reading… Read more »
Happy 2017 everyone! Heres a little update on some of the things Vanessa Shields is getting up to in the new year. Click the link for a list of events and signings that she will be featured in.
Follow the link to listen to a radio show in which Roger Nash and his wife Chris Nash read 50 year old love letters that they sent back and forth to each other: link. In a world of instant messaging, Facebook and Skype it’s difficult to think about what it was like years ago when these things… Read more »
The Black Moss team (known as Threshold Publishing) working on Barry Brodie’s new book would like to share the title that they’ve been working so hard on. Keep checking back for more details and exclusive blog posts as we get closer to the launch date! Threshold Publishing is excited to finally announce the title for our… Read more »
Follow the link to Michael Dennis’ blog to read a review of Vanessa Shields’ Look At Her: link. Congratulations to Vanessa!
Big news everyone! We’ve got the exclusive story on how the team working on Bruce Meyer’s newest book chose a title. Keep an eye out for this latest work in Spring 2017. The title that has been chosen for Bruce Meyer’s newest book of poetry is 1967: Centennial Year. Choosing this title was not an… Read more »
If you haven’t had the pleasure of hearing Roger Nash read now’s your chance. On December 1st Roger will be taking part in Lay Your WORD Down, a reading series in Cobourg at The Human Bean, more details to come. Following that on December 3rd, Roger will be appearing with special guests Kim Fahner and… Read more »
It is my pleasure to share with you a glowing review by Ronnie R. Brown of Vanessa Shields’ Look At Her, now in its second print run. Follow the link to Vanessa’s website to read all about it: link. Congratulations Vanessa!
Vanessa Shields is bringing Look At Her to a city near you as she wraps up her tour. On November 13rd she will be in Toronto at the Junction Reads and Writes Series. Following this on 13th she will appear in Whiteby for Bookapalooza, a literary fair with readings and special guests. Wrapping up her tour,… Read more »
The last two weeks have been chock full of literary events around the city of Windsor. On October 27th Marty Gervais hosted the 4th annual Poetry at the Manor, an evening featuring the talents of Poet Laureates from across the country. The night was a success, with standing room only. The poets included: Yvonne Blomer (Victoria,… Read more »
Don Lajoie’s newest book The Voodoo Journal has made it to The Windsor Star. Click the link to read all about it, then go get a copy for yourself!
Poetry at the manor is just a week away and to celebrate this we have a special guest post from Marty Gervais, the man who is responsible for the whole thing. Enjoy: Nearly five years ago, Windsor set the standard across Canada for bringing together poets laureate from various Canadian cities for a major literary… Read more »
This years instalment of Poetry at the Manor is less than two weeks away! Make sure you arrive early on October 27th to Willistead Manor as past gatherings have been standing room only. This year we have are honoured to host poets from across Canada, with Yvonne Blomer (Victoria, British Columbia), Micheline Maylor (Calgary, Alberta), Anna… Read more »
Zigzags, a collection of Nash’s latest poetry, explores how virtually none of our thoughts, actions or feelings go very far without becoming paradoxes and contradictions. Some paradoxes are humourous, but some are deadly. The poems debunk an intellectualism that pretends we can strategize straight lines of progress to our goals. Rather, “Life’s walking a straight… Read more »
In her follow up to I Am That Woman, Shields’ new collection of poetry is rooted in questions, answers and reflections about womanhood that pulsate through her lived experience as mother, poet, wife, daughter and friend. Whether Shields is reaching into her past – the history, the women, the houses; or holding the present in her… Read more »
Two Maps of Emery is Laurence Hutchman’s second book dedicated to the place in North York, a district of Toronto, called Emery. Most in the GTA would not know of this place. But Hutchman brings it back to life in this book of memoir-styled poetry. This is where he grew up. When his family first arrived… Read more »
This is a book about superstition, life in rural Canada, and it will appeal to those who hunger for memoir, the way things were, and the curiosities of life that somehow can’t be believed. Almost two hundred years ago author John B. Lee’s great-great grandfather departed from Ireland for the new world with the prospect… Read more »
Big Medicine Comes to Erie is a poetic exploration of modern day Southwestern Ontario from the viewpoint of a Lenni Lenape speaker. Lockhart takes the reader on a journey through time in the first section of his collection. Touching on major events throughout history, the lyric poetry paints a picture of the Delaware peoples’ migration to… Read more »
This that Must Be Sung In 2013, we packed up our home on Indianapolis’ eastside and moved back to my hometown of Windsor, ON. This moment in our lives marked a critical change in both who we were and the arc that our lives are to take. I mention this because almost two centuries previous,… Read more »