Terry Ann Carter

Terry Ann Carter is an Ottawa-based poet and the author of four books of poetry: Waiting for Julia, Transplanted, A Crazy Man Thinks He’s Ernest in Paris, and Day Moon Rising and she has recently been nominated for the Archibald Lampan Award. She is a member of the Canadian League of Poets, The Canadian Authors association,... Read more »

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Coming Soon: An Unfinished War

Coming Soon: An Unfinished War: War of 1812 Poetry and Prose edited by John B. Lee The War of 1812 as it occurred in the western districts of Upper Canada represents the most violent conflict ever fought on North American soil prior to the American civil war. Published on the 200th anniversary of the invasion... Read more »

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Coming Soon: Organ Music

Coming Soon: organ music by bpNichol One of Canada’s best-known experimental poets, bpNichol, published Selected Organs in 1988. It featured autobiographical pieces “from a different direction,” concentrating on the parts of the body. Nichol’s original intention was to publish a much larger work called Organ Music. Instead, he opted for a selection. This brand new... Read more »

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Coming Soon: In Lieu of Flowers

Coming Soon: In Lieu of Flowers by Peter Hrastovec First Lines Series In Lieu of Flowers is a First Lines collection about the poet’s familial experiences. It cleverly and comedically reflects on what it is to be a son, brother, husband and father, and, on a more serious note, how the little things in life... Read more »

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Coming Soon: You Can Always Eat the Dogs

Coming Soon: You Can Always Eat the Dogs: The Hockeyness of Ordinary Men by John B. Lee In September 1975 at the age of twenty-three Canada’s most prolific poet John B. Lee joined a teachers’ pickup hockey team called The Skatin’ Scolors. By the time he was in his mid-forties Lee was playing hockey seven... Read more »

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Peter Hrastovec

Peter Hrastovec grew up in, and lives in Windsor, Ontario. He is a lawyer as well as a poet, and has had work appear previously in The Windsor ReView’s Special FILTH issue (Spring 2012). In Lieu of Flowers is Peter Hrastovec’s first book of poetry and appears in the First Lines Series.

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Dueling Poet John B. Lee

Black Moss poet John B. Lee recently participated in a Dueling Poets event with Vermont Poet Laureate Syndey Lea. You can read all about it and see photos here. Here’s a snippet of what reviewer Pearl Pirie had to say: Both poets are “realists” in terms of storytelling. How do they not tell stories out of school? Lee... Read more »

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EMC Northwest Features Betsy Struthers

EMC Northwest recently published a great article about Black Moss author Betsy Struthers and her reading at the Cat Sass Coffeehouse in Norwood. Here’s a snippet of what Struthers had to say in the article: “When you hear someone read their own work you get a depth that you don’t have when you just read it on the... Read more »

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Riffs & Ripples from Zen River Gardens ReViews Day Moon Rising

Terry Ann Carter‘s latest book Day Moon Rising received a great review in Chris Faiers’ blog Riffs & Ripples from Zen River Gardens. Here’s a snippet of what Faiers had to say: Terry is a master haijin, and current President of Haiku Canada. But most of the poetry is longer in form, and truly heart... Read more »

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Black Moss’ Kate Hargreaves Wins WEA Literary Award

The Windsor Endowment for the Arts announced the winners of their annual awards today, among them Black Moss editor/designer Kate Hargreaves, who was selected for the Emerging Artist grant in the Literary category. Last year, Black Moss author Vanessa Shields shared the award with poet Robert Earl Stewart. Other winners this year include the Broken City Lab Artist Collective, musician Crissi Cochrane and performing artist Chris Rabideau. The... Read more »

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Windsoriana Reviews Touch the Dead by Mary Ann Mulhern

Sonia Sulaiman’s blog Windsoriana, recently reviewed Mary Ann Mulhern‘s book Touch the Dead. Here’s a snippet of what Sonia had to say: The poems in this collection are directly inspired by the poet’s memories of her childhood, experiences reflected and transformed into strikingly moving images. The language is intimate and narrative. Each short poem tells the story by drawing... Read more »

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North Shore Outlook covers Bernice Lever

North Shore Outlook ran a piece about Black Moss author Bernice Lever, who will release her newest book Imagining Lives this spring. Bernice read last night at the North Van library. Check out the full article here.

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Priscilla Uppal Talks About The White Collar Book on Radio Canada’s Bibliophile: Listen Here!

Listen to Priscilla Uppal chat about The White Collar Book on Radio Canada’s Bibliophile by clicking here. A contributor to the book, Uppal talks about her favourite pieces, Conrad Black’s foreword, how the book came to be and more!

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Congratulations Lisa Shatzky: Shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award!

Congratulations to Black Moss author Lisa Shatzky whose book Do Not Call Me By My Name was just shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award. The award, issued by the League of Canadian Poets, recognizes the best first book of poetry by a Canadian. Lisa is up against five other authors to win the $1,000 prize. Here is the full short-list:... Read more »

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Roger Bell Reads at Claustro Art Opening

Black Moss writer Roger Bell recently read at the Claustro Art Opening (March 2, 2012). For more images of his reading, check out claustro.ca.

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Macleans Article on Anthologies features the White Collar Book

Maclean’s magazine recently published an article on the upcoming anthology Desperately Seeking Susans, from B.C. publisher Oolichan books. To get some perspective on anthologies, Maclean’s talked to Black Moss publisher Marty Gervais about Black Moss’ recent anthology The White Collar Book: Poetry and Prose of Canadian Business Life. Check out the full article here.

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Uwindsor Daily News Covers Brides in Black / Day Moon Rising on Print on Demand

This past Wednesday, the University of Windsor bookstore officially launched their Espresso Print-On-Demand machine by printing up the first copy of Mary Ann Mulhern‘s forthcoming Brides in Black and Terry Ann Carter‘s Day Moon Rising. Read the full article from Uwindsor’s daily news here.

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Do it with Black Moss Press

Share with your friends, and “do it” with Black Moss Press! John Degen of the Ontario Arts Council has posted on his blog about our new video. Thanks John!

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Crow Takes Flight: The Londoner Covers Cornelia Hoogland’s London Book Launch

Check out The Londoner‘s coverage of Cornelia Hoogland‘s London book launch for Crow here. Cornelia launched her book alongside Lise Downe on February 25th to an extremely positive and receptive audience. Congrats Cornelia!

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Guest Blog: Poetry is Essential by Vanessa Shields

Guest Blog: Poetry is Essential by Vanessa Shields The following quotes are taken from Elements of Poetry by Robert Scholes (1968)  “I, too, dislike I it [poetry]: there are things that are important beyond all this fiddle. Reading it, however, with a perfect contempt for it, one discovers in it after all, a place for the genuine”... Read more »

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