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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
This is a book about superstition, life in rural Canada, and it will appeal to those who hunger for memoir, the way things were, and the curiosities of life that somehow can’t be believed. Almost two hundred years ago author John B. Lee’s great-great grandfather departed from Ireland for the new world with the prospect… Read more »
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 »
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 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 »
We are delighted to share with you Anna Yin’s experiences at the 2016 West Chester Poetry Conference. Please click the link for the blog post on her website: link.
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we share the news of Rishma Dunlop’s passing on Sunday evening, April 17th. Her utterly devoted husband, David Sobelman, has been by her side throughout Rishma’s unjust illness. He was with her, holding her hand when she took her last breath. As a favorite poem of hers,… Read more »
The Journey Through the Pages book launch last week was a rousing success. On behalf of André Narbonne, Mary Ann Mulhern and John Wing, we would like to thank everyone who came to support the authors and students involved. To those who missed the event worry not, there will be plenty more readings where that came from. Like our… Read more »
We are happy to announce that copies of John Wing’s I’ll Be There Soon were delivered to us yesterday. It was so exciting to hold the physical book in our hands after two semesters of hard work! When driving in a car, one simultaneously moves forward and looks back. We feel that the collection’s cover fully… Read more »