Vanessa Shields and Roger Nash

Vanessa Shields is bringing Look At Her to a city near you as she wraps up her tour. On November 13rd she will be in Toronto at the Junction Reads and Writes Series. Following this on 13th she will appear in Whiteby for Bookapalooza, a literary fair with readings and special guests. Wrapping up her tour,... Read more »

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Poetry at the Manor and Bookfest Windsor

The last two weeks have been chock full of literary events around the city of Windsor. On October 27th Marty Gervais hosted the 4th annual Poetry at the Manor, an evening featuring the talents of Poet Laureates from across the country. The night was a success, with standing room only. The poets included: Yvonne Blomer (Victoria,... Read more »

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Poetry at the Manor Next Week!

Poetry at the manor is just a week away and to celebrate this we have a special guest post from Marty Gervais, the man who is responsible for the whole thing. Enjoy: Nearly five years ago, Windsor set the standard across Canada for bringing together poets laureate from various Canadian cities for a major literary... Read more »

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Poetry at the Manor Vol 4

This years instalment of Poetry at the Manor is less than two weeks away! Make sure you arrive early on October 27th to Willistead Manor as past gatherings have been standing room only. This year we have are honoured to host poets from across Canada, with Yvonne Blomer (Victoria, British Columbia), Micheline Maylor (Calgary, Alberta), Anna... Read more »

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Upcoming Launches

Black Moss Press is kicking off the fall season with several events featuring a wide variety of writers. Leading the way is Vanessa Shields launching her newest book of poetry Look At Her on September 22nd at the Studio Theatre Jackman Dramatic Arts Centre of the University of Windsor. Poet Vanessa Shields always dazzles audiences with her... Read more »

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Vanessa Shields Look At Her Tour

Hi everyone. It’s a busy time at the press, what with launching 6 books this season (with a 7th on the way.) And we want to make sure that you’re all caught up on tour dates and signings for your favourites. So we’re sending our authors far and wide in an effort to make sure... Read more »

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Poet Laureate Reading

Join Black Moss poets Anna Yin, Marty Gervais and John B. Lee at the Mississauga Central Library on September 14th as they participate in a Poet Laureate reading. Taking place at 7 pm, the event will include Canadian Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke, and Mississauga Youth Poet Laureate Rebecca Zseder. Hosted by Governor General Award... Read more »

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Love Poetry Festival 2016

Black Moss Poets Karen Mulhallen and Anna Yin recently participated in the Love Poetry Festival. This is the first year of the Love Poetry Festival celebrating the lives of Milton Acorn and Gwen MacEwen. Please enjoy the following video of the festivities.

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Vanessa Shields Launch

It is with great pleasure that I write today concerning the launch of poet Vanessa Shields’ newest book of poetry Look At Her. The reading will be held on September 22, at 7pm @ the University of Windsor’s Studio Theatre in the Drama Building. Enjoy Vanessa’s unique, poignant writing coupled with the beats of a trio... Read more »

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Upcoming Fall Titles

After much hard work I’m pleased to announce that our Fall books are off to the printer and will soon be in fine bookstores across the country. Here is the list of titles that will be launched by Black Moss Press in Fall 2016. Vanessa Shields’ newest collection of poetry Look At Her is sure to be... Read more »

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Toronto Book Launch

Don’t miss out! Tomorrow, June 8th at 6:30pm at Ben McNally Books, Black Moss Press and Fitzhenry & Whiteside will be launching three books. Mary Ann Mulhern’s How We Fare is a collection of poetry which takes events we read about in the news every day and humanizes them. André Narbonne’s first collection of award winning stories in which compassion... Read more »

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Toronto Poetry Launch

Black Moss Press is teaming up with Fitzhenry and Whiteside to bring the poetry to your doorstep. On June 8th at 6:30 pm we will be at Ben McNally Books to launch three books: André Narbonne’s Twelve Miles to Midnight, Mary Ann Mulhern’s How We Fare, and Ingrid Ruthig’s This Being. Mary Ann Mulhern is quickly gaining... Read more »

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A Journey Through the Pages

The Journey Through the Pages book launch last week was a rousing success. On behalf of André Narbonne, Mary Ann Mulhern and John Wing, we would like to thank everyone who came to support the authors and students involved. To those who missed the event worry not, there will be plenty more readings where that came from. Like our... Read more »

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Cover Reveal: How We Fare by Mary Ann Mulhern

Rape. Murder. School shootings. Plane crashes. These are the events we read in the news every day, but we so often forget about them. In this new collection by Windsor poet Mary Ann Mulhern, poetry is the vehicle used in telling the story of the tragedies and triumphs in a way that ensures that we... Read more »

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Twelve Miles to Midnight Cover Reveal

After months of designing and redesigning, Black Moss Press would like to reveal the cover for André Narbonne’s debut book, Twelve Miles to Midnight.     André Narbonne is an award-winning writer, who has been publishing in magazines all over North America for many years. But on April 5th, Narbonne will debut his first collection... Read more »

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Keith Inman Poetry Reading

Black Moss Press author Keith Inman will be reading in Sarnia at The Ontario Poetry Society’s “The Pathways Of Poetry Gathering.” Join him at John’s Restaurant’s “Famous Room” on April 3rd from 1:30pm-4:30pm. Admission is free. For more information see the poster below or click the link.

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Anna Yin Poetry Project

Anna Yin has been encouraging the residents of Mississauga to reach out to their surroundings through poetry. It’s her hope that this video will encourage others to read and write more poetry and connect to nature and their cities on a more profound level. Click the link to enjoy the sights of Mississauga and the... Read more »

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Anna Yin Readings

If you can make it to any of these shows, Anna Yin is a delight to hear! Jan 28, 2016: Poetry Alive (Poets in Schools) at Agincourt Collegiate Institute (Toronto) Jan 31, 2016: 905 Road Show at Yorkgate Mall in North York. April 5 & 8, 2016:  Poetry Alive (Poets in Schools) at Dewey College (Mississauga) April 21-22, 2016: reading at 2016... Read more »

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Spring Catalogue 2016

These are forthcoming books for spring 2016. New titles by Mary Ann Mulhern, John Wing, and Andre Narbonne in poetry and fiction.

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Black Moss Press in the News

The following are two links to the University of Windsor’s newspaper The Lance. The first article details the recent events at Poetry at the Manor Vol 3, click here to read more. The second article deals with the class that Black Moss Press owner Marty Gervais runs at the University of Windsor. The class itself... Read more »

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