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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BOOK SIGNING: Dr. Michael Akpata’s Life Behind The Mask

Dr. Michael Akpata will be selling and signing his new memoir, Life Behind The Mask, at Chapters (Devonshire Mall) from 1pm – 3pm this upcoming Saturday, October 11, 2014. Books will be sold for $25.00.  

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Debbie Okun Hill Chosen for Poem Feature

Congrats to poet Deb Hill, whose poem “Spilling Warm Lemonade” from her new book Tarnished Trophies was chosen for the Leaf Press poem feature on September 8. Way to go Deb! Check it out here.

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Meet the New BMP Publishing Practicum Authors!

Say “Hello” to the Black Moss Press publishing practicum authors! Each year, BMP chooses several authors to undergo the editing and publishing process within a university practicum. What this means is that students are responsible for the editing of the work–everything from the nitty gritty to the official title. They design the book, interior and... Read more »

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Goodreads Bookshelf

We now have a Goodreads bookshelf. Rate and review your favourite Black Moss titles and authors. And when you’re done, pick your next read!https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/32499590?shelf=black-moss-press

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NEW FALL CATALOGUE

Big things are happening at Black Moss Press as we prepare to launch our fall line of books! Check out our new fall catalogue to get a preview of what Black Moss has brewing in the coming weeks. Fall Catalogue  

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Shirley Graham Guest Blog!

Black Moss Press author Shirley Graham wrote a guest blog for Gail Anderson-Dargatz about her obsession with the colour blue and her collection of poems “Book of Blue.” Check it out here!

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Debbie Okun Hill Book Tour Schedule!

After a short break, she’s at it again… Sunday, AUGUST 24, 2014 in STRATFORD: Members’ Reading at Poetry Stratford and The Ontario Poetry Society’s “The Bardic Collage Poetry Event”, Café Ten, 2:30 p.m. SEPTEMBER 2014 in THUNDER BAY and area: (More details TBA) Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 in THUNDER BAY: Workshop facilitator – “Being your own publicist... Read more »

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Black Moss Press Authors Represent in the Arborealis Prize for Poetry

Congratulations to Black Moss Press authors on their winnings for the Arborealis Prize for Poetry! Way to represent and make us proud! Mention goes to… April Bulmer, who won second prize for her poem “Cleo: Great-With-Child, Montreal” Keith Inman, who received an honorable mention for his poem “Crosscut” Vanessa Shields, who received a Judge’s Choice... Read more »

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BOOK REVIEW: John B. Lee’s Burning My Father

Burning My Father Review by: Ronnie R. Brown John B. Lee Black Moss Press, 2014, 87 pp ISBN: 978-0-88753-532-1   How is a great poet created? Well, in the case of John B. Lee, the author of over 50 books; whose work has appeared internationally in over 500 publications; who is the poet laureate of... Read more »

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Interview with ROGER BELL!

A Conversation with Roger Bell and his Writing Interviewer: Amanda Gallagher, BA (Hons) at Laurentian University As with many days in a Canadian winter, the weather almost postponed the meeting that Roger Bell and I had set up. It was freezing rain that drifted on and off through our conservation, but we endured. Roger suggested... Read more »

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BOOK REVIEW: Lisa Shatsky’s “Blame It on the Moon”

A lovely review has been written by Bernice Lever, a poet and freelance editor on Bowen Island, BC. The review is expected to be published in David Fraser’s Ascents magazine. Read on….             “Blame It on the Moon”, Lisa Shatzky’s second book, if an exploration of her many philosophical questions about her personal and human... Read more »

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An Important Announcement: Distributor Change

As of June 1st, Black Moss Press has changed book distributors. We are no longer with LitDistCo and are now represented by the distributors Fitzhenry & Whiteside. This may cause some issues when attempting to order via Amazon, but don’t fret! Keep smiling, and simply email us–we’ll solve the problem and get you your books... Read more »

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CONGRATULATIONS to Deb Hill!

CONGRATULATIONS to Black Moss Press author Deb Hill who has been accepted as a member of both The League of Canadian Poets and The Writers’ Union of Canada! So much to be proud of!

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Editing and Publishing Practicum Students Donate to Raise-A-Reader

Congratulations to Marty Gervais and the University of Windsor’s Editing and Publishing practicums for being recognized for their efforts in donating $1000 for Postmedia’s Raise-a-Reader Day, a campaign that aspires to raise funds for literacy. Well done!   To read about and watch a video on how great these students are: http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2014/06/17/students-aim-to-inspire-with-donation/

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Hugh MacDonald’s “Cold Against the Heart” Chosen to Celebrate The Charlottetown Conference

Congratulations to Black Moss Press author Hugh MacDonald, whose book of poetry Cold Against the Heart was chosen to help celebrate 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference, which led to Canada’s birth.   MacDonald’s book was chosen as part of the P.E.I. Public Library’s yearly promotion celebrating authors originating in P.E.I. Usually known as One... Read more »

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Vanessa Shields Interview on CBC’s ‘The Bridge’ for her book ‘I Am That Woman’

Listen up! Author Vanessa Shields was interviewed by Sara Elliott from CBC Radio’s The Bridge! She talks about the challenge to balance her creative life with motherhood, she reads from her new book and she promotes the upcoming Triple Book Launch on Thursday, January 23, 2014. Listen to the interview here!  

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Shirley Graham

Shirley Graham has written poetry and prose for three decades. Her work has been published in numerous literary magazines, such as Grain, the Windsor Review and Descant. She was a semi-finalist in manuscript competitions that include the Yale Younger Poets Series, the Bluestem Poetry Competition, and the Discovery/The Nation award. She grew up in California, studied with various writers... Read more »

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Yvonne Blomer

Yvonne Blomer lives in Victoria, BC where she works as a poet, memoirist, writing teacher, event organizer and mom. She was born in Zimbabwe and came to Canada when she was two years old. With her husband she has taught in Japan, cycled in Southeast Asia and lived in the UK where she completed an... Read more »

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