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 »
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 »
The 30.ca have posted a video taken at the October 1st poetry reading. Click here to view it.
October 1st Poetry Reading: On October 1st Windsor Atelier Virginianne welcomed four Black Moss Press authors to the stage. Peter Hrastovec warmed the crowd up with his humorous poetry, specifically the piece from his latest book in which he makes the acquaintance of Earnest Hemingway. He was followed by Mary Ann Mulhern who rendered the room… Read more »
Introductions: Greetings lovers of literature and purveyors of poetry, my name is Alicia Labbe and I will be replacing Meghan Desjardins as Black Moss Press’s publishing assistant. Congratulations are also in order as Meghan has gone on to work for Biblioasis, though we will miss her greatly. I received my bachelors from the University of… Read more »
Lisa Shatzky has written an article in Running Room Magazine about her personal relationship with running. She feels a connection between long-distance running and poetry, and how it affects the body and mind. Lisa has an upcoming poetry book with Black Moss Press, to be officially launched fall 2015. You can view the article at the link below: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/37f5d06c#/37f5d06c/67 … Read more »
Keith Inman has won the 2015 Poeteer Award from The Ontario Poetry Society. This annual honour is presented to the poet who creates a new style of poetry. Inman calls his new form a Mirette (meaning a small mirror). Judge, Elana Wolff, called the Mirette, ‘delightful… The new form is demanding, but the rules are… Read more »
Lorraine Gane is headed to Toronto this month, where she’ll be holding three events to read from her new poetry collections The Blue Halo and The Way the Light Enters. We hope you can check them out. Here is her schedule: June 9 (7 p.m.) at the Orangeville Public Library, 1 Mill St. June 16 (8 p.m.) at The Art Bar,… Read more »
MPP Percy Hatfield read from Mary Ann Mulhern’s book When Angels Weep in the Ontario Legislature, in order to address the It’s Never Okay Action Plan to end sexual assault. You can watch it below. This book was edited by a group of English students working in the Editing and Publishing program at the University of… Read more »
Congratulations to Keith Inman for winning second place in The Ontario Poetry Society’s ‘Clean as a Whistle Contest’ with his book Nest. We’re thrilled by the great news.
Fresh off her Great Canadian PoeTrain Tour, Debbie Okun Hill has two upcoming events and a radio interview. We encourage you to check them out if you can. Thursday, May 21: workshop in Selkirk, Manitoba 7 p.m. at the new Gaynor Family Regional Library Sunday, May 24: featured on CKUW 95.9 FM P.I New Poetry a half-hour poetry-themed… Read more »
We have great news to share: yesterday, Sunday with the Tigers was at #1 on Amazon.ca in the Sports section. Congratulations to Dale Jacobs, the authors, and the students who worked on this book for this fantastic achievement. We’re thrilled to finally have this book in our hands and we hope everyone is enjoying these stories.
Editor Dale Jacobs and author Susan Holbrook were recently interviewed by CBC about Sunday with the Tigers. Dale explained why he wanted to take on this project, and Susan talked about what it was like to go to her first baseball game. You can listen to the interview here.
Our Spring Book Launch is fast approaching. Check out the poster below and come to the Caboto Club on April 8, 2015, to witness the launch of three new Black Moss Press books by the University of Windsor’s publishing class.
Sunday With the Tigers, edited by Dale Jacobs, has been highlighted by The Windsor Star. The article also recognizes the work of the publishing practicum class and the other two spring books it is producing: Sidelines and Make Me, Remake Me. http://blogs.windsorstar.com/entertainment/one-tigers-game-11-different-viewpoints
The Windsor Star has released a video about Thursday night’s press conference at the Windsor Star News Cafe. Authors Peter Hrastovec, John Wing, and Dale Jacobs join Marty Gervais and his publishing class to discuss three upcoming books by Black Moss Press. Our spring books will launch April 8, 2015, at the Giovanni Caboto Club at… Read more »
We’re going to be announcing our three spring-launching books–Sunday With The Tigers (edited by Dale Jacobs), Make Me, Remake Me (by Gillian Cott) and Sidelines (by Peter Hrastovec). We’re going to be filling your ears with poetry and prose. And we’re going to be filling your bellies with wine. Come this Thursday February 26 to… Read more »
Get to know Black Moss Press’ newest author, Gillian Cott as she talks about the experiences that led her to write spring-launching book, Make Me Remake Me: Writing Myself Across Two Continents. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmzTc5TpcQQ
An article written by Dick Hildebrand about Dr. Michael Akpata’s book “Life Behind the Mask” has been featured in Windsor Life Magazine! Check out pages 105-106 to see the whole article.
Keith Inman’s War Poems: Screaming at Heaven by Elspeth Cameron Is there such a thing as a “born poet”? I think of Robbie Burns or Al Purdy. If so, Keith Inman is one of them. A quiet man who watches and reflects, the “words stay[ing] under his tongue,” as one of his poems puts it. … Read more »