Congratulations to west-coast poet Shirley Graham on the recent publication of her book of poetry Book of Blue! Shirley will be launching her book at the Salt Spring Library on Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at 7pm! That’s the Salt Spring Library on Salt Spring Island, beautiful British Columbia! Joining her are Peter Levitt and Tai… Read more »
John B Lee, April Bulmer and Vanessa Shields will be launching their newest books from Black Moss Press in a triple book launch poetry extravaganza on Thursday, January 23, 2014. The intention of the night’s festivities is to celebrate poetry – and get the crowd writing too! Poetry is accessible and fun – that’s the… Read more »
Comedian and poet (equally!), John Wing Jr. brought a full-house crowd to knee-slapping and tear-jerking bliss on the evening of Wednesday, October 23, 2013 in Katzman Lounge in Vanier Hall at the University of Windsor. Both to promote Wings’ forthcoming book of poetry and the only-one-of-its-kind-in-North-America Editing & Publishing Practicum the English Department offers, the… Read more »
JOIN JOHN WING this Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 7pm in the Katzman Lounge, Vanier Hall on the University of Windsor! Let John make you laugh so hard your sides hurt…or worse! Come and congratulate Wing on his HUGE SUCCESS on America’s Got Talent! And darn it, just tell him how great he is, okay?!… Read more »
Over several days, Poets Laureates from across Canada came to Windsor to read and inspire crowds. Hosted by the Cultural Affairs Office of the City of Windsor, Black Moss Press, and welcomed by the University of Windsor, Herman High School, Catholic Central High School and St. Joseph’s High School, Windsor’s own Poet Laureate Marty Gervais… Read more »
Just a friendly reminder that Poetry at the Manor, Volume 2 will take place this upcoming Thursday, October 3, 2013! Please visit our Facebook Event page and let us know if you’ll be joining us!
Congratulations to Bruce Meyer for his upcoming Black Moss Press release: The Obsession Book of Timbuktu!
Congratulations to Chad Norman for his upcoming Black Moss Press release of “Masstown”! Check out where he’s launching!!
Hot of the Black Moss Press comes Marty Gervais’ “People of Faith – The Story of Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital 1888 – 2013”. Hundreds of people lined up this morning and afternoon on the front lawns of Hotel Dieu Hospital to celebrate this first-of-its-kind history publication. The launch was such a huge success – the books… Read more »
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 »
Keith Inman will read from An Unfinished War, Black Moss Press, at the following venues: May 26, 11-6pm, Grey Borders’ Niagara Literary Arts Festival at Stratus Winery June 8, 10-2pm, the Welland Book Fair at the Wellness Centre June 22, 2-4pm, the Pelham Festival Book Fair at Fonthill Library. July 6th, 10am-5pm & July 7,… Read more »
April 10 – Black Moss Press launched two exciting books with the University of Windsor’s publishing and editing 2012/2013 practicum. Whisky Sour City and Talking Derby pulled a crowd of over 300 people to Windsor, Ontario’s Caboto Club.
Check out this new video of Black Moss Press author Peter Hrastovec as he reads from In Lieu of Flowers!
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.
Coming Soon: In Lieu of Flowers by Peter Hrastovec First Lines Series In Lieu of Flowers is a First Lines collection about the poet’s familial experiences. It cleverly and comedically reflects on what it is to be a son, brother, husband and father, and, on a more serious note, how the little things in life… Read more »
Coming Soon: You Can Always Eat the Dogs: The Hockeyness of Ordinary Men by John B. Lee In September 1975 at the age of twenty-three Canada’s most prolific poet John B. Lee joined a teachers’ pickup hockey team called The Skatin’ Scolors. By the time he was in his mid-forties Lee was playing hockey seven… Read more »
Want to catch your favourite Black Moss Author performing a public reading? We’ve compiled a list of upcoming readings from our 2011/2012 authors. Check out a reading near you! June 17 – Terry Ann Carter – League of Canadian Poets AGM, book launch for Day Moon Rising, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. June 17 – Bernice Lever – poetry reading for League of… Read more »