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.
From the Black Moss Press family to yours, have a safe and merry holiday season.
Truro-Windsor Ten years married. Ten years since I last read in Ontario. What more is necessary in order to decide to not only arrange, but to bring the wife along on a six-city (Windsor, Sarnia, Hamilton, Toronto, London, & Brampton) book promotional tour. She does the driving in the family, and we both can get… Read more »
Just in case you were wondering what it’s like to work for Marty, here’s a taste brought to you by the students of last year’s Publishing Practicum. Enjoy!
In 2005, John B. Lee was inducted as Poet Laureate of Brantford in perpetuity and in 2011 he was appointed Poet Laureate of Norfolk County. A recipient of over sixty prestigious international awards for his writing, he is the winner of the $10, 000 CBC Literary Award for Poetry and the only two-time recipient of… Read more »
It is with heavy hearts today at the press that we share the news of Judith Fitzgerald’s passing on November 25th 2015. She was a beautiful poet who touched the lives of many in the community with her writing. We hope that she has found peace and offer our condolences to her family and friends… Read more »