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 »

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Rest in Peace Rishma Dunlop

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 »

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A Journey Through the Pages

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 »

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John Wing Cover Reveal

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 »

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Review of Beth Everest’s Poetry Book

Check out this review of Beth Everest’s There Will Be Blood & I Will Tell You, Put Your Hand Down Here from The Feminist Caucus: link.

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Marty Gervais Presents:

Windsor’s Poet Laureate Marty Gervais has launched a new reading series to help cultivate and showcase the arts in Windsor Ontario. On March 3rd, Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke will be presenting his poetry alongside music from Allison Brown and Mark Crampsie. Windsor poets Christina Angeli and Peter Hrastovec will be joining them... Read more »

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Mary Ann Mulhern Title Reveal

It’s not every day that you get to help publish a book, let alone a book of a great author like Mary Ann Mulhern. While the Headliners editorial team can definitely agree on the fact that the process for How We Fare has been an extremely rewarding one, it definitely hasn’t been easy. Coming up with a... Read more »

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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.

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Happy Holidays

From the Black Moss Press family to yours, have a safe and merry holiday season.  

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Judith Fitzgerald Will be Sadly Missed

It is with heavy hearts today at the press that we share the news of Judith Fitzgerald’s passing on November 25th 2015. She was a beautiful poet who touched the lives of many in the community with her writing. We hope that she has found peace and offer our condolences to her family and friends... Read more »

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Readings

Poetry at the Manor It’s been over a year since the last instalment of Poetry at the Manor, and it’s back and better than ever this time around with readings from Marty Gervais, Anna Yin, John B. Lee, Debbie Okun Hill, Roger Nash and Terry Burns. Vanessa Shields will also be presenting her popular “Poetry... Read more »

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Poetry Readings and Launches

October 1st Poetry Reading: On October 1st Windsor Atelier Virginianne welcomed four Black Moss Press authors to the stage. Peter Hrastovec warmed the crowd up with his humorous poetry, specifically the piece from his latest book in which he makes the acquaintance of Earnest Hemingway. He was followed by Mary Ann Mulhern who rendered the room... Read more »

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Poetry Reading October 1st and Press News

Introductions: Greetings lovers of literature and purveyors of poetry, my name is Alicia Labbe and I will be replacing Meghan Desjardins as Black Moss Press’s publishing assistant. Congratulations are also in order as Meghan has gone on to work for Biblioasis, though we will miss her greatly. I received my bachelors from the University of... Read more »

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CONGRATULATIONS Black Moss Authors!

Congratulations to Debbie Okun Hill, whose poems, “A Simple Notion” and “Ornamental Tractors” won second and third prize (respectively) in the Ontario Poetry Society’s Ultra Short Poem Competition 2014. Special mention goes to Ronnie R. Brown and April Bulmer who also received mention for their poems “After the Fall” (Brown) and “Maris” (Bulmer). Well done,... Read more »

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New Year Book Giveaway

We believe the best way to ring in the new year is through great books… And our distributor is having a book giveaway! Follow the link to enter to win one of ten copies of Bruce Meyer’s “Time of the Last Goal.” The contest runs until February 5! Best of luck & happy new year!... Read more »

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Wondering where you can find Dr. Michael Akpata’s “Life Behind the Mask”?

Biblioasis 1520 Wyandotte Street East Windsor, ON N8S 1S1 From the Heart 1356 Ottawa Street Windsor, ON N8X 2E8 Juniper Books 1990 Ottawa Windsor, ON N8Y 1R7 Chapters (Devonshire Mall) 3100 Howard Ave #15 Windsor, ON N8X 3Y8 Coles (Tecumseh Mall) 7672 Tecumseh Rd E Windsor, ON N8T 1E9 The University of Windsor Bookstore University... Read more »

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READING: Debbie Okun Hill in London, ON

Get ready for Debbie Hill, London! Debbie will be the featured poet at the DECEMBER 3 London, Ontario open mic poetry night. The Details Where? The Mykonos Restaurant at 572 Adelaide St. North, London, Ontario. When? December 3, at 7:00PM And for all those who can hardly wait for some of Deb’s poetry, here’s a... Read more »

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Want to know where you can snatch Keith Inman’s “War Poems”?

Niagara College Wine Visitor + Education Centre 135 Taylor Road Niagara on the Lake Niagara Historical Society and Museum 43 Castlereagh St. Niagara on the Lake Figg St. Co. 40 Front St. South Thorold

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GUEST BLOG: Lorraine Gane “Poetry and Place: A Hidden Music”

One of my favorite places on Salt Spring is the southern edge of the island in Ruckle Park where a trail through old growth firs and arbutus trees along the coast offers expansive views, pristine beauty, and an entry into the mysteries of the Gulf Islands, a rare ecosystem of unique flora, fauna, and sea... Read more »

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READING: Bluewater Reading Series

Check out the Bluewater Reading Series on November 8 featuring two BMP authors, John B. Lee and Vanessa Shields! Free admission, this is a great event to hear words from various poets in Sarnia, Ontario.

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