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 »
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 »
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.
Check out this review of Beth Everest’s There Will Be Blood & I Will Tell You, Put Your Hand Down Here from The Feminist Caucus: link.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
Check out Debbie Okun Hill’s blog for a review of Anna Yin’s Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac. Click the link.
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 »
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.
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 »
We’re thrilled to share with you some of Debbie Okun Hill’s latest work featured by Morel Magazine. Since publishing Tarnished Trophies with Black Moss Press in 2013, Debbie has been working on a series of poems about the emerald ash borer and its effects on Southwestern Ontario’s ecosystem.
Debbie Okun Hill is a Canadian poet, blogger and freelance writer. She is a past president of The Ontario Poetry Society, a member of both the League of Canadian Poets and the Writers Union of Canada and a new member of the Canadian Authors Association. Her work has appeared in over 115 different publications and websites… Read more »
If you can make it to any of these shows, Anna Yin is a delight to hear! Jan 28, 2016: Poetry Alive (Poets in Schools) at Agincourt Collegiate Institute (Toronto) Jan 31, 2016: 905 Road Show at Yorkgate Mall in North York. April 5 & 8, 2016: Poetry Alive (Poets in Schools) at Dewey College (Mississauga) April 21-22, 2016: reading at 2016… Read more »
I’ll Have a Title Soon By The Winglings How do you pinpoint the essence of a book in just a few words? How do you find a quick and catchy way to draw the reader in and keep them interested? The contents of a book are important, but it’s the title that makes the first… Read more »
Bombed out of his pram in Maidenhead, U.K. during the war, Roger Nash grew up in Singapore and Egypt before completing his B.A. at the University of Wales (Swansea), his M.A. at McMaster University, and then his Ph.D. at Exeter University. On top of being a prolific writer of award winning poetry, short fiction, journal… Read more »
I’ve always written poetry. The first thing I wrote at the age of five was a poem. I began hanging around the Toronto literary scene when I was about sixteen. I’d sneak out of the house at night and go down to readings at the Bohemian Embassy, Grossman’s Tavern (where I was under age though… Read more »
Please enjoy a radio interview with Chad Norman courtesy of 94.9 CHRW, University of Western Ontario. The interview was performed by Jenny Jay in her For Better or Verse poetry series.