Black Moss’ Kate Hargreaves Wins WEA Literary Award

The Windsor Endowment for the Arts announced the winners of their annual awards today, among them Black Moss editor/designer Kate Hargreaves, who was selected for the Emerging Artist grant in the Literary category. Last year, Black Moss author Vanessa Shields shared the award with poet Robert Earl Stewart. Other winners this year include the Broken City Lab Artist Collective, musician Crissi Cochrane and performing artist Chris Rabideau. The... Read more »

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Windsoriana Reviews Touch the Dead by Mary Ann Mulhern

Sonia Sulaiman’s blog Windsoriana, recently reviewed Mary Ann Mulhern‘s book Touch the Dead. Here’s a snippet of what Sonia had to say: The poems in this collection are directly inspired by the poet’s memories of her childhood, experiences reflected and transformed into strikingly moving images. The language is intimate and narrative. Each short poem tells the story by drawing... Read more »

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North Shore Outlook covers Bernice Lever

North Shore Outlook ran a piece about Black Moss author Bernice Lever, who will release her newest book Imagining Lives this spring. Bernice read last night at the North Van library. Check out the full article here.

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Priscilla Uppal Talks About The White Collar Book on Radio Canada’s Bibliophile: Listen Here!

Listen to Priscilla Uppal chat about The White Collar Book on Radio Canada’s Bibliophile by clicking here. A contributor to the book, Uppal talks about her favourite pieces, Conrad Black’s foreword, how the book came to be and more!

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Congratulations Lisa Shatzky: Shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award!

Congratulations to Black Moss author Lisa Shatzky whose book Do Not Call Me By My Name was just shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award. The award, issued by the League of Canadian Poets, recognizes the best first book of poetry by a Canadian. Lisa is up against five other authors to win the $1,000 prize. Here is the full short-list:... Read more »

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Roger Bell Reads at Claustro Art Opening

Black Moss writer Roger Bell recently read at the Claustro Art Opening (March 2, 2012). For more images of his reading, check out claustro.ca.

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Macleans Article on Anthologies features the White Collar Book

Maclean’s magazine recently published an article on the upcoming anthology Desperately Seeking Susans, from B.C. publisher Oolichan books. To get some perspective on anthologies, Maclean’s talked to Black Moss publisher Marty Gervais about Black Moss’ recent anthology The White Collar Book: Poetry and Prose of Canadian Business Life. Check out the full article here.

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Uwindsor Daily News Covers Brides in Black / Day Moon Rising on Print on Demand

This past Wednesday, the University of Windsor bookstore officially launched their Espresso Print-On-Demand machine by printing up the first copy of Mary Ann Mulhern‘s forthcoming Brides in Black and Terry Ann Carter‘s Day Moon Rising. Read the full article from Uwindsor’s daily news here.

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Do it with Black Moss Press

Share with your friends, and “do it” with Black Moss Press! John Degen of the Ontario Arts Council has posted on his blog about our new video. Thanks John!

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Crow Takes Flight: The Londoner Covers Cornelia Hoogland’s London Book Launch

Check out The Londoner‘s coverage of Cornelia Hoogland‘s London book launch for Crow here. Cornelia launched her book alongside Lise Downe on February 25th to an extremely positive and receptive audience. Congrats Cornelia!

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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 »

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How I Write: Guest Blog by Bruce Meyer

How I Write: Guest Blog by Bruce Meyer I have heard numerous authors lament that they wished they could bottle inspiration. There are those moments, such as the day Hemingway had in a Spanish hotel, when the ideas flow as if they are rivers of wine (the day he wrote three of his best stories... Read more »

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Kerry on Can Lit Reviews Shadow Crossing by Lea Harper (BMP, 2000)

Check out this review of Lea Harper’s Shadow Crossing (Black Moss Press, 2000) on the blog Kerry on Can Lit. Here’s a preview: Although poet Lea Harper’s collection, Shadow Crossing is an evocative exploration of life’s passages, the reach of family, the manifestations of light and dark within an individual life, and a search for meaning and connection, anchored firmly... Read more »

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Guest Blog: Roller Derby is Not Pretty by Kate Hargreaves

An Excerpt from Talking Derby: Stories from a Life on Eight Wheels by Kate Hargreaves (forthcoming) Cheeks flush. Forehead lined with effort. Mascara smeared. Eyes squinting straight ahead. God, my jammer face is not pretty. Anyone who says that roller derby is just a bunch of girls skating in circles looking cute should take one... Read more »

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BlackMossPress.com Introduces Guest Blogs!

We are proud to introduce a new feature here at blackmosspress.com: our guest blog. Located at the bottom left of our home page, this section is where you will find interesting posts from Black Moss authors and other people in the literary world. We kicked off our guest blog section with a post from John B.... Read more »

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Crossing Arcs by Susan McMaster reviewed by Arc

Arc posted this great review of Crossing Arcs by Susan McMaster. Here’s a sample: In terms of composition, crossing arcs is the most unique to the group: it deals most intensely with the nature of memory and what happens to people and their families when memory fails. The book centres on McMaster’s relationship with her mother, Betty, as they both... Read more »

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Tabitha Foundation newsletter features forthcoming Black Moss book

The most recent newsletter from the Tabitha Foundation, a group working on charitable endeavours in Cambodia, featured forthcoming Black Moss book Day Moon Rising by Terry Ann Carter.

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Irving’s Coat

Writing a movie script for Sammy Davis, Jr., breaking up a fight between Len Gasparini and Irving Layton, letting Layton borrow his coat because someone swiped his, playing practical jokes on the American icon Joyce Carol Oates and establishing one of the first cre- ative writing departments in Canadian universities . . . These are... Read more »

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Guest Blog: Where do I Write by John B. Lee

Where Do I Write: the boy who made his own desk One of the questions that students of writing frequently ask me is, “Where do you write?” And I always say, “When I write, I want to be alone in a room, alone in the house, alone on the street, alone in the town, alone... Read more »

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