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.


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 »