Debbie Okun Hill Book Tour Schedule!
After a short break, she’s at it again… Sunday, AUGUST 24, 2014 in STRATFORD: Members’ Reading at Poetry Stratford and The Ontario Poetry Society’s “The Bardic Collage Poetry Event”, Café Ten, 2:30 p.m. SEPTEMBER 2014 in THUNDER BAY and area: (More details TBA) Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 in THUNDER BAY: Workshop facilitator – “Being your own publicist... Read more »Continue reading
REVIEW: Debbie Okun Hill’s “Tarnished Trophies” by John B. Lee
Tarnished Trophies Debbie Okun Hill Black Moss Press, 2014, 88 pp. ISBN 978-0-88753-528-4 Review by John B. Lee In a recent conversation former hockey player Wayne Gretzky — the Great One — is quoted as saying, “If I were playing in the NHL today …” and it is not difficult to infer a certain level... Read more »Continue reading
REVIEW: Debbie Okun Hill’s “Tarnished Trophies”
Athletes’ Journey –A Review of Debbie Okun Hill’s “Tarnished Trophies” By Anna Yin I am sitting in the gym of the University of Alberta, watching the 2014 Canadian Table Tennis Games. Between games, I open Debbie Okun Hill’s “Tarnished Trophies”. This is Mrs. Hill’s first collection of poetry. It paints a picture of the athletic... Read more »Continue reading
Black Moss Press Authors Represent in the Arborealis Prize for Poetry
Congratulations to Black Moss Press authors on their winnings for the Arborealis Prize for Poetry! Way to represent and make us proud! Mention goes to… April Bulmer, who won second prize for her poem “Cleo: Great-With-Child, Montreal” Keith Inman, who received an honorable mention for his poem “Crosscut” Vanessa Shields, who received a Judge’s Choice... Read more »Continue reading
BOOK REVIEW: John B. Lee’s Burning My Father
Burning My Father Review by: Ronnie R. Brown John B. Lee Black Moss Press, 2014, 87 pp ISBN: 978-0-88753-532-1 How is a great poet created? Well, in the case of John B. Lee, the author of over 50 books; whose work has appeared internationally in over 500 publications; who is the poet laureate of... 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
REVIEW: Debbie Hill’s “Tarnished Trophies”
An amazing review was posted on Amazon.ca for Debbie Okun Hill’s book Tarnished Trophies. One of the great aspects of literature is that it creates discourse. We welcome all kinds of conversation, and one of the best ways to create it is by leaving reviews for Black Moss Press books on Amazon.ca… Here’s the link... Read more »Continue reading
BOOK REVIEW: Lisa Shatsky’s “Blame It on the Moon”
A lovely review has been written by Bernice Lever, a poet and freelance editor on Bowen Island, BC. The review is expected to be published in David Fraser’s Ascents magazine. Read on…. “Blame It on the Moon”, Lisa Shatzky’s second book, if an exploration of her many philosophical questions about her personal and human... Read more »Continue reading
An Important Announcement: Distributor Change
As of June 1st, Black Moss Press has changed book distributors. We are no longer with LitDistCo and are now represented by the distributors Fitzhenry & Whiteside. This may cause some issues when attempting to order via Amazon, but don’t fret! Keep smiling, and simply email us–we’ll solve the problem and get you your books... Read more »Continue reading
Editing and Publishing Practicum Students Donate to Raise-A-Reader
Congratulations to Marty Gervais and the University of Windsor’s Editing and Publishing practicums for being recognized for their efforts in donating $1000 for Postmedia’s Raise-a-Reader Day, a campaign that aspires to raise funds for literacy. Well done! To read about and watch a video on how great these students are: http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2014/06/17/students-aim-to-inspire-with-donation/Continue reading
Deb Okun Hill READING in Sarnia!
Black Moss Press author Deb Hill will be reading from her new book, Tarnished Trophies this SUNDAY at the Dante Club in Sarnia. The event will be commemorating Italian Heritage Month, and is being hosted conjunction with the Italo-Canadian Cultural Club/Laziali di Sarnia and the Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW). To read more about... Read more »Continue reading
Hugh MacDonald’s “Cold Against the Heart” Chosen to Celebrate The Charlottetown Conference
Congratulations to Black Moss Press author Hugh MacDonald, whose book of poetry Cold Against the Heart was chosen to help celebrate 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference, which led to Canada’s birth. MacDonald’s book was chosen as part of the P.E.I. Public Library’s yearly promotion celebrating authors originating in P.E.I. Usually known as One... Read more »Continue reading
Double Book Launch! Lights, Literature & Laughter – feature new poetry for Lee & Wing Jr!
It’s the main Black Moss Press event of the Spring! With National Poetry Month just around the (chilly) corner, Publisher Marty Gervais and the students in the Editing & Publishing Practicum at the University of Windsor are extremely proud to present: Lights, Literature & Laughter – Launching new poetry from John B Lee and John... Read more »Continue reading
Book Review: I Am That Woman
Anne Burke, Chair of the Feminist Caucus, League of Canadian Poets gave her time to review Vanessa Shields‘ First Lines book of poetry ‘I Am That Woman‘. Thank you Anne! Review of I am That Woman, by Vanessa Shields (Windsor, On: Black Moss Press, 2013) 64 pp. paper Here is title number nine in Books... Read more »Continue reading
Book Review: Glass Beads
From the Feminist Caucus of the League of Canadian Poets, by Chair Anne Burke, we find the in-depth review of Sandra Lynn Lynxleg‘s First Lines book of poetry, Glass Beads. This is Sandra’s first book of poetry, and her first book published by Black Moss Press. Anne Burke reviewed this book. Thank you Anne! Review... Read more »Continue reading
“Disturbances – Sixteen Voices Telling Stories” Book Launches Thursday, March 20, 2014, 7pm @ MILK!
We’d like to announce the book launch for ‘Disturbances: Sixteen Voices Telling Stories’! Please join us on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at MILK Bar (68 University Ave. W) at 7:00pm. This is a free event and includes a film premiere as well! Disturbances: Sixteen voices telling stories. “That’s what you will hear when you open... Read more »Continue reading
Continued Updates to Website!
Hi readers, friends and writers, if you’ve been checking out our site, you’ve probably noticed that we’re still continuing to update. We do appreciate your patience. We are this * * close to getting our sales end of the site up and running. The good news is that it’s taking so long because there are... 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