John Wing Title Reveal

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 »

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Roger Nash Interview

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 »

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Bruce Meyer Guest Blog Post

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 »

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Chad Norman Radio Interview

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.

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Happy Holidays

From the Black Moss Press family to yours, have a safe and merry holiday season.  

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The Ten Plus Ten Tour, Oct. 2015

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 »

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All About Marty Gervais

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!  

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John B. Lee Interview

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 »

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Judith Fitzgerald Will be Sadly Missed

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 »

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John B. Lee Guest Blog Post

Safety is a superstition; cleanliness a sin … Blood in the yolk. Flies pooled in butter. Straw in raw milk. Worms in the apples. Worms in the peaches and pears. Fur on the cheese from the fridge in the shed. Mold cut from salvaged slices of white bread set aside in blue circles like winey... Read more »

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Spring Catalogue 2016

These are forthcoming books for spring 2016. New titles by Mary Ann Mulhern, John Wing, and Andre Narbonne in poetry and fiction.

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Offside Magazine: November 2015

Interested in the rest of the Offside Magazine issues?

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Anna Yin Interview

Emily Dickinson enthusiast and table tennis master, Anna Yin was born in China, and immigrated to Canada in 1999. Although a software developer by nature, Anna found that through her study of the English language she became more and more attracted to poetry. She has authored five poetry books, including Wings Toward Sunlight (2011) and... Read more »

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Mary Ann Mulhern’s Newest Book

Coming Spring 2016 is Mary Ann Mulhern’s newest book How We Fare.  

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Black Moss Press in the News

The following are two links to the University of Windsor’s newspaper The Lance. The first article details the recent events at Poetry at the Manor Vol 3, click here to read more. The second article deals with the class that Black Moss Press owner Marty Gervais runs at the University of Windsor. The class itself... Read more »

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Poetry Reading in Paris

Here’s link to the launch of Code Orange in Paris’ Shakespeare and Company bookstore. Click here to view the article.

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Anna Yin Guest Post

My New Book and Position as Inaugural Poet Laureate When I interviewed Richard Greene about the question: “What do you think poetry is to our modern life?” he replied: “Poetry to our life is like water to fish.” His answer might seem bold and dramatic for some people, but not for me. I can picture... Read more »

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Poetry at the Manor Vol. 3

Here at the press we’re gearing up for Poetry at the Manor on Thursday. We have 5 poets coming from all over Ontario to regale you in the beautiful surroundings of Willistead Manor. Don’t miss John B. Lee, Anna Yin, Debbie Okun Hill, Roger Nash, Terry Burns and of course Windsor’s own Marty Gervais. Vanessa... Read more »

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Readings

Poetry at the Manor It’s been over a year since the last instalment of Poetry at the Manor, and it’s back and better than ever this time around with readings from Marty Gervais, Anna Yin, John B. Lee, Debbie Okun Hill, Roger Nash and Terry Burns. Vanessa Shields will also be presenting her popular “Poetry... Read more »

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Poetry Reading Video

The 30.ca have posted a video taken at the October 1st poetry reading. Click here to view it.

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