Erotic Haiku

If you haven’t picked up your copy of Erotic Haiku: of Skin on Skin yet, then you’re missing out! With over 80 contributors to this collection, there’s something for everyone. A few poets peeking into the Erotic Haiku Anthology after the Haiku Arbutus meeting, Sunday July 16th. Poets include Dr. Susumu (Sus) Tabata, our oldest… Read more »

Sarnia Lambton’s 2017 National Poetry Month

April 18th at 7pm, at John’s Restaurant in Sarnia. See the event page below for more details or follow the link to the Facebook event page for more details: link. Showcasing past and present members of The Writers’ Union of Canada: guest authors Kara Ghobhainn and Sharon Berg plus local poets James Deahl, Norma West… Read more »

All Four Love Reading Success

Thank you to everyone for coming out to the All 4 Love reading at the Thames Art Gallery and making the event a huge success! The event featured readings by poets Cornelia Hoogland, Vanessa Shields, Kara Smith, and Debbie Okun Hill. Please enjoy the following pictures from the event. If you missed out and you… Read more »

Kara Smith Book Signings

We are proud to introduce our newest member of the Black Moss family Kara Smith, with her newest book The Artists of Crow County. See the list of events below for a chance to meet her in person and buy a signed copy of her book! Thursday, January 26th, 12-1:30 – University of Windsor Bookstore Reading… Read more »

Barry Brodie 2017 Title Reveal

The Black Moss team (known as Threshold Publishing) working on Barry Brodie’s new book would like to share the title that they’ve been working so hard on. Keep checking back for more details and exclusive blog posts as we get closer to the launch date! Threshold Publishing is excited to finally announce the title for our… Read more »


Zigzags, a collection of Nash’s latest poetry, explores how virtually none of our thoughts, actions or feelings go very far without becoming paradoxes and contradictions. Some paradoxes are humourous, but some are deadly. The poems debunk an intellectualism that pretends we can strategize straight lines of progress to our goals. Rather, “Life’s walking a straight… Read more »

Look At Her

In her follow up to I Am That Woman, Shields’ new collection of poetry is rooted in questions, answers and reflections about womanhood that pulsate through her lived experience as mother, poet, wife, daughter and friend. Whether Shields is reaching into her past – the history, the women, the houses; or holding the present in her… Read more »

Two Maps of Emery

Two Maps of Emery is Laurence Hutchman’s second book dedicated to the place in North York, a district of Toronto, called Emery. Most in the GTA would not know of this place. But Hutchman brings it back to life in this book of memoir-styled poetry. This is where he grew up. When his family first arrived… Read more »

Big Medicine Comes to Erie

Big Medicine Comes to Erie is a poetic exploration of modern day Southwestern Ontario from the viewpoint of a Lenni Lenape speaker. Lockhart takes the reader on a journey through time in the first section of his collection. Touching on major events throughout history, the lyric poetry paints a picture of the Delaware peoples’ migration to… Read more »

The Voodoo Journal: Dispatches of a Haitian Grave

Some stories insist on being told. In his first published book, award winning Post Media journalist Don Lajoie, gives the reader a gripping and un-apologetically honest tale of his experiences as an award-winning journalist in Haiti. With stories accumulated over his many years of work in Haiti, Lajoie leads the reader confidently through the dichotomy… Read more »

I’ll Be There Soon

“I’ll Be There Soon suggests both impatience and hesitation, hope and dread, reflection and speculation, all before moving headlong toward the inevitable. In these poems, the past and the future are merely circuitous routes to the present. Their anecdotal style and casual tone are mere veils for intensely personal experiences. The promise of innocence – whether… Read more »

Mary Ann and Percy Hatfield

Thank you again to everyone who made it out to the book launch last week. Here is a picture of Mary Ann Mulhern and Percy Hatfield at Ben McNally Books.

Congratulations to John B. Lee

Join us in congratulating John B. Lee for wining first place in the 2016 Scugog Council for the Arts Literary Award. His winning poem is titled “…in the sixth year of the war.” John B. Lee’s newest book The Widow’s Land will be released by Black Moss Press in the early fall. Keep checking back for… Read more »

Congratulations to Wendy Morton

We at Black Moss Press would like to extend our sincerest congratulations to Wendy Morton, who was recently awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for her work in the community promoting poetry. Wendy Morton is the founder of Random Acts of Poetry and The Elder Project chapbook. For more information follow the link to The Elder… Read more »

Vanessa Shields on the Importance of Poetry

Black Moss Press author Vanessa Shields has posted an essay to her website concerning the importance of poetry in today’s society. Click the link and celebrate the last few days of National Poetry Month with Vanessa Shields.

How We Fare

RAPE. MURDER. SCHOOL SHOOTINGS. PLANE CRASHES. These are the events we read in the news every day, but we so often forget about them. In this new collection by Windsor poet Mary Ann Mulhern, poetry is the vehicle used in telling the story of the tragedies and triumphs in a way that ensures that we… Read more »

Twelve Miles to Midnight

André Narbonne’s first collection of award winning stories, Twelve Miles to Midnight, abounds with intriguing and raw characters: a mother who flees to a wild island in Northern Ontario to protect her son from the vengeance of strangers; a mad captain on an icebound oil tanker stalked by an invisible predator; a Melvillean chef who prefers… Read more »