“I love books. I don’t buy them for the sake of buying books. Some of my wife’s friends have suggested that I spend too much money on books and that I just buy them for the sake of buying them and that my interest is pointless. Not so. I buy books because I have an… Read more »
Bruce Meyer has been interviewed by blogger Brandon Crilly about his new book Time of the Last Goal. Curious to find out more about Meyer’s new book? Follow the link HERE.
A Conversation with Roger Bell and his Writing Interviewer: Amanda Gallagher, BA (Hons) at Laurentian University As with many days in a Canadian winter, the weather almost postponed the meeting that Roger Bell and I had set up. It was freezing rain that drifted on and off through our conservation, but we endured. Roger suggested… Read more »
We thought we’d offer you, dear readers, a collection of links to Bruce Meyer – reviews and information about his new book ‘The Obsession Book of Timbuktu’ and his other books too! The Mash-Up – Links and News! The first is a review that Bruce Hunter did of Dog Days: A Comedy of Terriers (Black… Read more »
Listen up! Author Vanessa Shields was interviewed by Sara Elliott from CBC Radio’s The Bridge! She talks about the challenge to balance her creative life with motherhood, she reads from her new book and she promotes the upcoming Triple Book Launch on Thursday, January 23, 2014. Listen to the interview here!
Welcome to the first video in a series of many profiling the poets and writers of Black Moss Press. Our first poet, Penny-Anne Beaudoin is a poet(ess) with an appetite for women in religion. She is passionate about these women and channels their stories through her undeniably talented ability to write poetry that is both… Read more »
A new, locally made site that features local authors features our very own Marty Gervais! Check it out – and be sure to stay tuned to this site for more features on Black Moss Press writers! http://the30.ca/words-with-writers-ep-1-marty-gervais-2/
Poetry at the Manor was a tremendous success last fall, and to keep the success alive, Poet Laureate Marty Gervais and the City of Windsor have partnered again to bring us Poetry at the Manor VOLUME II! WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013 @ 7PM – 9PM WHERE: Willistead Manor This year at the manor the… Read more »
Take a tour to old, rural Nova Scotia with Masstown. Masstown is a 64/10 poetry collection that follows the lives of Bert and Gladys and their struggles of dealing with a family-owned farm, all while raising several families. – October 15- Dalhousie Agricultural College, Truro Campus, Truro, NS, 7pm – October 19- Tatamagouche Public Library,… Read more »
Check out this new video of Black Moss Press author Peter Hrastovec as he reads from In Lieu of Flowers!
This video shares the student experience of UWindsor’s publishing & editing practica. These students worked hard on Black Moss Press’s Talking Derby and Whisky Sour City, taking a pair of raw manuscripts and turning them into beautiful books.
Black Moss will be releasing a couple exciting new books in the fall. Here’s a trailer for the Windsor-focused poetry collection, Whisky Sour City Whisky Sour City Trailer The second is Talking Derby: Stories from a Life on Eight Wheels, by Kate “Pain Eyre” Hargreaves, a book that follows her adventures and misadventures as a… Read more »
Port Alberni’s Centennial Committee has released this video featuring one of Black Moss poet Wendy Morton’s poems. Check it out here.
Douglas Glover’s Numero Cinq Magazine has released a feature on Black Moss’ new anthology, An Unfinished War, edited by John B. Lee, which features some of Glover’s work. Check out the full article here.
Bernice Lever‘s recent publication Imagining Lives has received great praise from poet Allan Breismaster. Here’s what he had to say: Candid and forthright, vigourous and visceral, the poetry in Imagining Lives is “truly awake / to being,” as it bravely bodies forth the tension between persistent vitality and the infirmities flesh and spirit are heirs… Read more »
Peter Levitt received the prestigious Lannan Literary Award in Poetry in 1989. In addition to his books of poetry and prose, he has published translations from Chinese, Japanese and Spanish. He immigrated to Canada in 2000 and lives with his wife, poet Shirley Graham, and their son, Tai, in British Columbia.
Peter Hrastovec grew up in, and lives in Windsor, Ontario. He is a lawyer as well as a poet, and has had work appear previously in The Windsor ReView’s Special FILTH issue (Spring 2012). In Lieu of Flowers is Peter Hrastovec’s first book of poetry and appears in the First Lines Series.
Black Moss poet John B. Lee recently participated in a Dueling Poets event with Vermont Poet Laureate Syndey Lea. You can read all about it and see photos here. Here’s a snippet of what reviewer Pearl Pirie had to say: Both poets are “realists” in terms of storytelling. How do they not tell stories out of school? Lee… Read more »
Guest Blog: Poetry is Essential by Vanessa Shields The following quotes are taken from Elements of Poetry by Robert Scholes (1968) “I, too, dislike I it [poetry]: there are things that are important beyond all this fiddle. Reading it, however, with a perfect contempt for it, one discovers in it after all, a place for the genuine”… Read more »