Crow finds itself in love and loss, in death and rebirth, and most of all in flight. The poems of the manuscript screech volumes without needing the elaborate ululations other songbirds might provide; the black, sparse simplicity of the crow allows the relatable, universal imagery of these poems to shine as the narrator writes through… Read more »

Henry Beissel

Henry Beissel is a writer and editor who has published 16 volumes of poetry, six books of plays, a non-fiction book on Canada, two anthologies of plays intended for use in high schools, and numerous essays and pieces of short fiction. He first came to national attention with the controversial literary/political journal Edge. Beissel has… Read more »

Candy Cigarettes

“If you were one of those people lucky enough to grow up in the 1950s and ‘60s when life was as real as it seemed, then you have to read Roger Bell’s newest book — Candy Cigarettes, published by Black Moss Press. The North Simcoe author’s memoirs open a precious time capsule that will have… Read more »

Paul Quenon

Paul Quenon, OSCO, is a monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani. Brother Paul cooks, sings a lot in and out of choir, hikes and meditates outdoors. He puts words together into something like a poem, and shoots a camera at something like a picture. Some say he’s only something like a monk, but he has… Read more »

Launched: Laughing Through a Second Pregnancy

Laughing Through A Second Pregnancy is Vanessa Shields’ debut book. Written in her uniquely candid style, it’s a hilarious memoir of one woman’s experiences preparing for her second child while caring for her first. Vanessa Shields was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, where she currently resides with her husband and two children. When she’s… Read more »