John B. Lee The Banister Contest

Congratulations to John B. Lee on winning first place for his poem “What Awaits Me in the Sandwash” and a Judge’s Choice award for “Walking the Trail Near Crawley Falls, New Hampshire”. These poems will be appearing in the 32nd volume of The Banister. John B. Lee’s most recent book from Black Moss Press was The Widow’s… Read more »

Exceptional Achievement in the Arts

Yesterday Black Moss poet Roger Nash was awarded with the Award for Exceptional Achievement in the Arts at the “Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts” hosted by the Sudbury Arts Council. As well as the recognition for his hard work in the arts, Roger will receive a bursary to help with the costs of pursuing his creative… Read more »

André Narbonne Shortlisted

Congratulations to André Narbonne for the short listing of his book Twelve Miles to Midnight  for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. Click the link to get the full details: link. Black Moss Press is pleased to see the recognition that is being paid to André Narbonne’s writing.

Kara Smith Review

Head on over to Debbie Okun Hill’s blog for a review of Kara Smith’s newest book of poetry The Artists of Crow County: link.

Roger Nash Readings and Award

Congratulations go to Roger Nash for being one of two finalists in the City of Sudbury’s Lifetime Award for Exceptional Achievement in the Arts. You can see Roger tomorrow, April 2, at 6 pm, where he will be a guest poet at an evening event at the Finlandia in Sudbury. Roger will also be at… Read more »

André Narbonne Review

Congratulations goes to André Narbonne for earning a glowing review form Atlantic Books Today. Follow the link to read this well-deserved review: link.

Congratulations Anna Yin!

A big congratulations to Anna Yin for being runner up for the 2017 Blue Light Books Twitter Contest! To see her winning poem click the link.

Look At Her Review

It is my pleasure to share with you a glowing review by Ronnie R. Brown of Vanessa Shields’ Look At Her, now in its second print run. Follow the link to Vanessa’s website to read all about it: link. Congratulations Vanessa!

Voodoo Journal in The Star

Don Lajoie’s newest book The Voodoo Journal has made it to The Windsor Star. Click the link to read all about it, then go get a copy for yourself!

Roger Nash Article

Roger Nash’s newest book Zigzags was featured on Sudbury.com a couple days ago. Visit the link to read more.

Reviews and Honourable Mentions

I’m pleased to share the news that André Narbonne’s debut book Twelve Miles to Midnight was featured in a Toronto Star article on the weekend. Click the link to read the full article. Congratulations also goes to John B. Lee for receiving Honourable Mention  in the 2016 Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Prize Poetry contest. John received the… Read more »

Hourglass Literary Magazine Contest

We’re pleased to announce that John B. Lee won the Hourglass Literary Magazine’s Best Poem Award for his poem “Lalo’s Walls.” Please follow the link for more information. Congratulations John!

Anna Yin Poetry Review

The Puritan Magazine has reviewed Anna Yin’s Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac. Describing it as: Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac is, at once, about the unstoppable passage of time and what that means for individual humans and for our civilization as a whole. However, this poetry book is also a celebration of all that lives… Read more »

The Ontario Poetry Society Contest Winners

Congratulations to Debbie Okun Hill and Keith Inman for winning honourable mentions in The Ontario Poetry Society contests. A contest chapbook will be released with the winning entries. Click the link to see the full list of winners.

New From Debbie Okun Hill

We’re thrilled to share with you some of Debbie Okun Hill’s latest work featured by Morel Magazine. Since publishing Tarnished Trophies with Black Moss Press in 2013, Debbie has been working on a series of poems about the emerald ash borer and its effects on Southwestern Ontario’s ecosystem.

Keith Inman: Mirette form

Keith Inman has won the 2015 Poeteer Award from The Ontario Poetry Society. This annual honour is presented to the poet who creates a new style of poetry. Inman calls his new form a Mirette (meaning a small mirror). Judge, Elana Wolff, called the Mirette, ‘delightful… The new form is demanding, but the rules are… Read more »