Double Launch on Camera

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.

Brand New Videos from Black Moss Press!

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 »

Coming Soon: In Lieu of Flowers

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

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 »

Black Moss Press Authors Reading

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 »


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 »