VIDEO: Spring Books Press Conference

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 »

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Press Conference Feb 26: Spring Launching Books

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 »

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Make Me Remake Me: An Interview with Gillian Cott

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

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Dr. Michael Akpata featured in February/March Edition of Windsor Life

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.

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REVIEW: Keith Inman’s “The War Poems: Screaming at Heaven”

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 »

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REVIEW: Keith Inman’s “The War Poems”

We Live Small Lives, review by John B. Lee, Poet Laureate of Brantford, Poet Laureate of Norfolk County   The War Poems by poet Keith Inman is an amazing book.  I have to say it is one of the best books of poems I’ve read in quite some time.  It is brilliant! I think that... Read more »

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CONGRATULATIONS Black Moss Authors!

Congratulations to Debbie Okun Hill, whose poems, “A Simple Notion” and “Ornamental Tractors” won second and third prize (respectively) in the Ontario Poetry Society’s Ultra Short Poem Competition 2014. Special mention goes to Ronnie R. Brown and April Bulmer who also received mention for their poems “After the Fall” (Brown) and “Maris” (Bulmer). Well done,... Read more »

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WindUp Bird Cafe Poetry Reading!

On January 20th, come and check out Windup Bird Cafe to listen to The Best Canadian Poetry Series, featuring poets Mary Anne Mulhern, John Wing, Karen Mulhallen, and Anna Yin. To RSVP, email justin@windbird.ca Where? Windup Bird Cafe, 382 College St., Toronto, ON When? January 20th, 6:30pm

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READING: Lorraine Gane in Salt Spring!

Lorraine Gane will read from her two new poetry collections, “The Way the Light Enters” and “The Blue Halo.” Where? Salt Spring Library When? January 15 at 7 p.m. See you there, West-coasters!

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New Year Book Giveaway

We believe the best way to ring in the new year is through great books… And our distributor is having a book giveaway! Follow the link to enter to win one of ten copies of Bruce Meyer’s “Time of the Last Goal.” The contest runs until February 5! Best of luck & happy new year!... Read more »

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Wondering where you can find Dr. Michael Akpata’s “Life Behind the Mask”?

Biblioasis 1520 Wyandotte Street East Windsor, ON N8S 1S1 From the Heart 1356 Ottawa Street Windsor, ON N8X 2E8 Juniper Books 1990 Ottawa Windsor, ON N8Y 1R7 Chapters (Devonshire Mall) 3100 Howard Ave #15 Windsor, ON N8X 3Y8 Coles (Tecumseh Mall) 7672 Tecumseh Rd E Windsor, ON N8T 1E9 The University of Windsor Bookstore University... Read more »

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Deb Okun Hill’s December 3 Reading

If you couldn’t attend Deb Hill’s reading at the London Open Mic Poetry night on December 3, follow the link to their website to read the recap about the event. If you “like” the Friends of The Ontario Poetry Society Facebook page, you can see their lovely album from the event. And, for your viewing... Read more »

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READING: Debbie Okun Hill in London, ON

Get ready for Debbie Hill, London! Debbie will be the featured poet at the DECEMBER 3 London, Ontario open mic poetry night. The Details Where? The Mykonos Restaurant at 572 Adelaide St. North, London, Ontario. When? December 3, at 7:00PM And for all those who can hardly wait for some of Deb’s poetry, here’s a... Read more »

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Want to know where you can snatch Keith Inman’s “War Poems”?

Niagara College Wine Visitor + Education Centre 135 Taylor Road Niagara on the Lake Niagara Historical Society and Museum 43 Castlereagh St. Niagara on the Lake Figg St. Co. 40 Front St. South Thorold

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GUEST BLOG: Lorraine Gane “Poetry and Place: A Hidden Music”

One of my favorite places on Salt Spring is the southern edge of the island in Ruckle Park where a trail through old growth firs and arbutus trees along the coast offers expansive views, pristine beauty, and an entry into the mysteries of the Gulf Islands, a rare ecosystem of unique flora, fauna, and sea... Read more »

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Lisa Shatzky’s “Blame it on the Moon”

Congratulations to Black Moss Press author Lisa Shatzky. Her work Blame it on the Moon has been shortlisted for the 2014 Acorn-Platos Poetry Award! Curious who the winner might be? They’ll be announcing the winner some time in November! We’ll be sure to follow up.  

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World Poetry Hosts Bernice Lever

Click here to listen to Bernice Lever on The World Poetry Café Radio Show! http://worldpoetry.ca/?p=8497  

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READING: Bluewater Reading Series

Check out the Bluewater Reading Series on November 8 featuring two BMP authors, John B. Lee and Vanessa Shields! Free admission, this is a great event to hear words from various poets in Sarnia, Ontario.

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REVIEW: bpNichol’s Organ Music

Head over to Arc Poetry‘s site to read a short and sweet review of Black Moss Press author bpNichol’s work Organ Music.  

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BOOK SIGNING: Dr. Michael Akpata’s Life Behind The Mask

Dr. Michael Akpata will be selling and signing his new memoir, Life Behind The Mask, at Chapters (Devonshire Mall) from 1pm – 3pm this upcoming Saturday, October 11, 2014. Books will be sold for $25.00.  

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