Poetry at the Manor Vol 6 2018

A big thank you to everyone who came, making our sixth instalment of Poetry at the Manor a huge success. With a staggering attendance of 250, you are the reason we are able to continue to have these events year after year. A big thank you to each of the poets who agreed to make the... Read more »

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Poetry at the Manor Vol 6 2018

Just five days to go before Windsor’s biggest poetry event of the year! Join us at Willistead Manor on October 2nd at 7pm, where Windsor Poet Laureate Marty Gervais will welcome Poets Laureate from across Canada. This year’s lineup includes John B. Lee, Chloé LaDuchesse, Lauren Best, Marilyn Gear Pilling and Afua Cooper. Be sure... Read more »

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Poetry at the Manor 2018 Line-up

Every year the City of Windsor and Marty Gervais, its Poet Laureate, team up to host one of the biggest poetry events in Ontario. The historic Willistead Manor is repurposed for this gala event in which Poets Laureate from across Canada make the trek to Windsor to participate in a reading. This year Poetry at... Read more »

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Morning Song Book Launch

Ah Autumn. The season of pumpkin spice, colourful leaves, and of course book launches! Join us September 23rd for the launch of Carlinda D’Alimonte’s newest book of poetry with Black Moss Press. From 2pm-4pm at the Bourbon on Ottawa street in Windsor, Carlinda will be reading a selection of poems from her latest book Morning Song, a... Read more »

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Bruce Meyer Blurb

McNally Robinson, an online bookseller has written a short, but glowing review of Bruce Meyer’s 1967. Follow the link to read more: link.

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John B. Lee at Poetry at the Manor Vol 6

Everyone who knows Poetry at the Manor knows John B. Lee. In 2005 John B. Lee was inducted as Poet Laureate of Brantford in perpetuity. In 2011 he was appointed Poet Laureate of Norfolk County (2011-14) and in 2015 Honourary Poet Laureate of Norfolk County for life. An amazing poet, he has rightly won many awards... Read more »

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Denis Robillard Reading

Join us in Sault Ste. Marie on August 22nd, from 2:30pm-3:30pm for a showcase of one of Windsor’s finest poets. Denis Robillard will be presenting his newest book of poetry Ask the River, a blend of history and culture, an exploration of what makes Windsor unique.

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Sheri-D Wilson at Poetry at the Manor

Sheri-D Wilson was appointed the honored position of Poet Laureate of Calgary 2018—2020 (the year of perfect vision). She is the award-winning author of eleven books, the creator of four short films, and has released four albums which combine music and poetry. She is known for her electric performance-style, making her a favorite of festivals around... Read more »

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Poetry at the Manor Vol 6

It’s been a busy summer gearing up for a lot of fall activities. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been eagerly awaiting the 2018 instalment of Poetry at the Manor. Our lineup of poets laureate this year is a great one, featuring poets from all across Canada. Over the next few weeks we will... Read more »

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John B. Lee The Banister Contest

Congratulations to John B. Lee on winning first place for his poem “What Awaits Me in the Sandwash” and a Judge’s Choice award for “Walking the Trail Near Crawley Falls, New Hampshire”. These poems will be appearing in the 32nd volume of The Banister. John B. Lee’s most recent book from Black Moss Press was The Widow’s... Read more »

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Erotic Haiku

If you haven’t picked up your copy of Erotic Haiku: of Skin on Skin yet, then you’re missing out! With over 80 contributors to this collection, there’s something for everyone. A few poets peeking into the Erotic Haiku Anthology after the Haiku Arbutus meeting, Sunday July 16th. Poets include Dr. Susumu (Sus) Tabata, our oldest... Read more »

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Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac Review

Congratulations Anna Yin on the glowing review by Ron Dart of the Clarion Journal. To read more follow the link.

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Roger Nash Tree Reading Series

Check out this video of Roger Nash performing as part of the Tree Reading Series: link

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Haiku Conference

Thank you everyone who made it out to the 2017 Haiku Canada Conference. The event was a great success! Please visit Anna Yin’s blog at the following link for all the details. Check out the video below for highlights and photos from the conference.  

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Exceptional Achievement in the Arts

Yesterday Black Moss poet Roger Nash was awarded with the Award for Exceptional Achievement in the Arts at the “Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts” hosted by the Sudbury Arts Council. As well as the recognition for his hard work in the arts, Roger will receive a bursary to help with the costs of pursuing his creative... Read more »

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Vanessa Shields Reading

On May 10th United Way is hosting a luncheon to celebrate & honour women who have helped shape our lives. We hope you will join us for this exciting event featuring a keynote from local inspirational author and poet, Vanessa Shields. Follow the link to purchase tickets and bring a book to donate towards promoting... Read more »

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André Narbonne Shortlisted

Congratulations to André Narbonne for the short listing of his book Twelve Miles to Midnight  for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. Click the link to get the full details: link. Black Moss Press is pleased to see the recognition that is being paid to André Narbonne’s writing.

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Kara Smith Review

Head on over to Debbie Okun Hill’s blog for a review of Kara Smith’s newest book of poetry The Artists of Crow County: link.

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Experience 150

Don’t forget to come out to the Caboto Club tomorrow night for the launch of Barry Brodie’s Tom Thompson and Bruce Meyer’s 1967. Ring in Canada’s 150th birthday and celebrate National Poetry Month in one event! There will be fun for the whole family, books for sale and complimentary refreshments! Follow the link for more... Read more »

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Vanessa Shields Readings

Vanessa Shields is continuing her tour of Look At Her for National Poetry Month. If you haven’t gotten your signed copy yet follow the link to Vanessa’s website to find a reading near you!

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