INTERVIEW: Bruce Meyer
“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 »Continue reading
Interview with ROGER BELL!
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 »Continue reading
Bruce Meyer Mash-Up! Articles, reviews and 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 »Continue reading
Vanessa Shields Interview on CBC’s ‘The Bridge’ for her book ‘I Am That Woman’
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!Continue reading
Black Moss Press Block – Penny-Anne Beaudoin
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 »Continue reading
Words With Writers Features Marty Gervais!
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/Continue reading
Poetry At The Manor – Volume 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 »Continue reading
Masstown Readings Coming Fall 2013
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 »Continue reading
Brand New Videos from Black Moss Press!
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 »Continue reading
An Unfinished War: Featured on Numero Cinq Magazine
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.Continue reading
Imagining Lives Receives Praise
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 »Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Dueling Poet John B. Lee
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 »Continue reading
Guest Blog: Poetry is Essential by Vanessa Shields
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 »Continue reading