Congratulations to Wendy Morton

We at Black Moss Press would like to extend our sincerest congratulations to Wendy Morton, who was recently awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for her work in the community promoting poetry. Wendy Morton is the founder of Random Acts of Poetry and The Elder Project chapbook. For more information follow the link to The Elder… Read more »

Vanessa Shields on the Importance of Poetry

Black Moss Press author Vanessa Shields has posted an essay to her website concerning the importance of poetry in today’s society. Click the link and celebrate the last few days of National Poetry Month with Vanessa Shields.

How We Fare

RAPE. MURDER. SCHOOL SHOOTINGS. PLANE CRASHES. These are the events we read in the news every day, but we so often forget about them. In this new collection by Windsor poet Mary Ann Mulhern, poetry is the vehicle used in telling the story of the tragedies and triumphs in a way that ensures that we… Read more »

Twelve Miles to Midnight

André Narbonne’s first collection of award winning stories, Twelve Miles to Midnight, abounds with intriguing and raw characters: a mother who flees to a wild island in Northern Ontario to protect her son from the vengeance of strangers; a mad captain on an icebound oil tanker stalked by an invisible predator; a Melvillean chef who prefers… Read more »

Rest in Peace Rishma Dunlop

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we share the news of Rishma Dunlop’s passing on Sunday evening, April 17th. Her utterly devoted husband, David Sobelman, has been by her side throughout Rishma’s unjust illness. He was with her, holding her hand when she took her last breath. As a favorite poem of hers,… Read more »

A Journey Through the Pages

The Journey Through the Pages book launch last week was a rousing success. On behalf of André Narbonne, Mary Ann Mulhern and John Wing, we would like to thank everyone who came to support the authors and students involved. To those who missed the event worry not, there will be plenty more readings where that came from. Like our… Read more »

Cover Reveal: How We Fare by Mary Ann Mulhern

Rape. Murder. School shootings. Plane crashes. These are the events we read in the news every day, but we so often forget about them. In this new collection by Windsor poet Mary Ann Mulhern, poetry is the vehicle used in telling the story of the tragedies and triumphs in a way that ensures that we… Read more »

John Wing Cover Reveal

We are happy to announce that copies of John Wing’s I’ll Be There Soon were delivered to us yesterday. It was so exciting to hold the physical book in our hands after two semesters of hard work! When driving in a car, one simultaneously moves forward and looks back. We feel that the collection’s cover fully… Read more »

Twelve Miles to Midnight Cover Reveal

After months of designing and redesigning, Black Moss Press would like to reveal the cover for André Narbonne’s debut book, Twelve Miles to Midnight.     André Narbonne is an award-winning writer, who has been publishing in magazines all over North America for many years. But on April 5th, Narbonne will debut his first collection… Read more »

Keith Inman Poetry Reading

Black Moss Press author Keith Inman will be reading in Sarnia at The Ontario Poetry Society’s “The Pathways Of Poetry Gathering.” Join him at John’s Restaurant’s “Famous Room” on April 3rd from 1:30pm-4:30pm. Admission is free. For more information see the poster below or click the link.

Vanessa Shields Interview

Vanessa Shields is a mother and a poet who lives and writes in Windsor, ON. Her passion for poetry and storytelling extends into her work as a film & television producer and the creation of Mouth Piece Storytelling, a storytelling series she created and hosts in Windsor. Her second book of poetry will be published… Read more »

André Narbonne Title Reveal

Black Moss author, André Narbonne, is featured in the following video discussing the logistics behind how his first book’s title came to be: Twelve Miles to Midnight. After much debate over lines, scenes, and passages that the editing team thought embodied the collection as a whole, it was André who came up with the book’s title. While… Read more »

Marty Gervais Presents:

Windsor’s Poet Laureate Marty Gervais has launched a new reading series to help cultivate and showcase the arts in Windsor Ontario. On March 3rd, Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke will be presenting his poetry alongside music from Allison Brown and Mark Crampsie. Windsor poets Christina Angeli and Peter Hrastovec will be joining them… Read more »

Anna Yin Poetry Review

The Puritan Magazine has reviewed Anna Yin’s Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac. Describing it as: Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac is, at once, about the unstoppable passage of time and what that means for individual humans and for our civilization as a whole. However, this poetry book is also a celebration of all that lives… Read more »

Anna Yin Poetry Project

Anna Yin has been encouraging the residents of Mississauga to reach out to their surroundings through poetry. It’s her hope that this video will encourage others to read and write more poetry and connect to nature and their cities on a more profound level. Click the link to enjoy the sights of Mississauga and the… Read more »

Terry Burns Interview

Terry Burns is a writer, visual artist and arts administrator who grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, lived in the Toronto area for about twenty years, and now lives in the country near Owen Sound, Ontario. She has just completed a two-year term as Owen Sound Poet Laureate, and just prior to that was the… Read more »

The Ontario Poetry Society Contest Winners

Congratulations to Debbie Okun Hill and Keith Inman for winning honourable mentions in The Ontario Poetry Society contests. A contest chapbook will be released with the winning entries. Click the link to see the full list of winners.

Mary Ann Mulhern Title Reveal

It’s not every day that you get to help publish a book, let alone a book of a great author like Mary Ann Mulhern. While the Headliners editorial team can definitely agree on the fact that the process for How We Fare has been an extremely rewarding one, it definitely hasn’t been easy. Coming up with a… Read more »