This collection from Peterborough poet Betsy Struthers explores what it is to be living at the beginning of a new century in the middle of an ordinary life – that of a wife, a mother, a woman who works and travels, and reads and remembers. Through the calm contemplation of sensation and experience, these poems… Read more »

Leaving Footsteps

This anthology brings together the best poetry by southwestern Ontario women writers. The work includes engaging passages of poetic prose, long poems and short verse, all of which explore the imagination and interest in women’s thoughts, emotions and issues. These are writers who hail from small towns, farms and cities from Toronto south to Windsor…. Read more »

Marty Gervais named 1st Poet Laureate of Windsor

Congratulations to Black Moss publisher Marty Gervais who was yesterday named the first ever Poet Laureate of Windsor. Here’s a snippet of what The Windsor Star had to say: “He’s a great storyteller, and he’s going to be telling Windsor’s story,” said Coun. Jo-Anne Gignac, who originally pushed for the position. City council on Monday night announced… Read more »

Brides in Black blog

Black Moss is excited about the upcoming Spring 2012 release of Brides in Black, Mary Ann Mulhern’s follow-up to her successful poetry book The Red Dress. To keep up to date on news about Brides in Black, as well as some great related content, be sure to check out

Can’t get Enough of “Crow”

Cornelia Hoogland has launched a website devoted to her latest book with Black Moss, Crow. Check it out here for more information on this fantastic and innovative book of poetry.

Photographs from BookFest Windsor

Black Moss had a great time participating in this year’s BookFest Windsor last weekend. Our Girls’ Night Out reading featured the Windsor launch of Rosemary Sullivan & Juan Opitz‘s new children’s book Molito and Karen Mulhallen‘s latest poetry book The Pillow Books. The event also featured readings from Mary Ann Mulhern, who previewed her upcoming… Read more »

Judith Fitzgerald Highlights White Collar Book in Globe & Mail

The Globe & Mail‘s Judith Fitgerald featured upcoming release The White Collar Book (edited by Bruce & Carolyn Meyer, foreword by Conrad Black) in an article available online here. Here’s a sample of what Fitzgerald had to say about The White Collar Book: In this break-through anthology — trained on a time when Wall Street explodes with the fury of frustrated… Read more »

Windsor Star covers Rosemary Sullivan coming to BookFest

Ted Shaw of the Windsor Star previewed the list of authors attending BookFest Windsor in this past Saturday’s paper (October 15th). The preliminary list of authors to appear at this year’s Bookfest Windsor is out, and it’s impressive. Among those attending are Rosemary Sullivan, winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for nonfiction; Douglas Gibson, president and publisher of… Read more »

Photos from The Punctuation Field Book Launch

Elizabeth Zetlin launched her book The Punctuation Field earlier this month at the Downtown Bookstore in Owen Sound, Ontario.  Liz read with Owen Sound Poet Laureate Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm and audience members enjoyed punctuation truffles by Theo. Enjoy these photos from the launch!  

Black Moss Press Fall 2011 Book Launches Announced

Black Moss Press is excited to launch our Fall 2011 line of books! Here are the details for upcoming book launches. More to come! Coming to Terms with a Child – Henry Beissel Thursday, Sept. 15th, 7pm Collected Works Bookstore 1242 Wellington St. West Ottawa, Ontario       The Pillow Books – Karen… Read more »

The Black Moss Press Fall 2011 Catalogue is Here

You can now access the Black Moss Fall 2011 Catalogue by clicking the preceding link. The file will download in .pdf format to your computer, and you will be able to view all the exciting new books Black Moss is launching this Fall.

The Punctuation Field

A newcomer to the Black Moss family, but certainly not a newcomer in the literary world, Elizabeth Zetlin releases her seventh book of poetry, The Punctuation Field. As the readers work their way through this delicately cultivated collection of nature poems, they are able to follow the blueprints of Liz’s imagination as she turns an… Read more »

Cornelia Hoogland

Cornelia Hoogland’s award-winning poetry has been published, produced and performed internationally. Hoogland is the founder and the co-artistic director of Poetry London, and teaches at the University of Western Ontario. She divides her time between London, Ontario and Hornby Island, British Columbia.