John Wing Descends on Windsor!! Wed. Oct. 23 @ 7pm

JOIN JOHN WING this Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 7pm in the Katzman Lounge, Vanier Hall on the University of Windsor! Let John make you laugh so hard your sides hurt…or worse! Come and congratulate Wing on his HUGE SUCCESS on America’s Got Talent! And darn it, just tell him how great he is, okay?!... Read more »

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April Bulmer’s “Women of the Cloth” Gets Reviewed!

Congratulations to one of our newly published authors April Bulmer on her book of poetry entitled Women of the Cloth. It has been reviewed here: Review by Andreas Gripp More to come on April’s book launch!

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Poets Laureate Take Windsor by a Storm of Words

Over several days, Poets Laureates from across Canada came to Windsor to read and inspire crowds. Hosted by the Cultural Affairs Office of the City of Windsor, Black Moss Press, and welcomed by the University of Windsor, Herman High School, Catholic Central High School and St. Joseph’s High School, Windsor’s own Poet Laureate Marty Gervais... Read more »

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Bruce Meyer’s Book Launch – ‘The Obsession Book of Timbuktu’ – Oct 2013

Congratulations to Bruce Meyer for his upcoming Black Moss Press release: The Obsession Book of Timbuktu!

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Chad Norman’s ‘Masstown’ Releasing October 2013!

Congratulations to Chad Norman for  his upcoming Black Moss Press release of “Masstown”! Check out where he’s launching!!

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Gervais’ ‘People of Faith’ Sells out at Launch!

Hot of the Black Moss Press comes Marty Gervais’ “People of Faith – The Story of Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital 1888 – 2013”. Hundreds of people lined up this morning and afternoon on the front lawns of Hotel Dieu Hospital to celebrate this first-of-its-kind history publication. The launch was such a  huge success – the books... Read more »

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You Can Always Eat the Dogs: Reviewed by Dr. Don Morrow

John B. Lee, You Can Always Eat the Dogs: The Hockeyness of Ordinary Men. Windsor, Ontario: Black Moss Press, 2012, 88 pages. Reviewed by Dr Don Morrow, Western University Canada, London, Ontario, Canada. John B. Lee is no stranger to the world of sport literature and to members of the Sport Literature Association. Lee is... Read more »

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Masstown Readings Coming Fall 2013

Take a tour to old, rural Nova Scotia with Masstown. Masstown is a 64/10 poetry collection that follows the lives of Bert and Gladys and their struggles of dealing with a family-owned farm, all while raising several families. – October 15- Dalhousie Agricultural College, Truro Campus, Truro, NS, 7pm – October 19- Tatamagouche Public Library,... Read more »

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New BMP video – Peter Hrastovec

Check out this new video of Black Moss Press author Peter Hrastovec as he reads from In Lieu of Flowers!

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Wendy Morton Poem Becomes a Video

Port Alberni’s Centennial Committee has released this video featuring one of Black Moss poet Wendy Morton’s poems. Check it out here.

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Two Black Moss Titles Make the Re-Lit Poetry Longlist!

The Re-Lit Longlist was recently announced, and we are pleased to congratulate two Black Moss authors, Cornelia Hoogland and Karen Mulhallen, whose books made the poetry list. Cornelia’s book Crow (Black Moss, 2011) and Karen’s book The Pillow Books (Black Moss, 2011) will compete with a long list of other titles for the Re-Lit award.... Read more »

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Imagining Lives Receives Praise

Bernice Lever‘s recent publication Imagining Lives has received great praise from poet Allan Breismaster. Here’s what he had to say: Candid and forthright, vigourous and visceral, the poetry in Imagining Lives is “truly awake / to being,” as it bravely bodies forth the tension between persistent vitality and the infirmities flesh and spirit are heirs... Read more »

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Wendy Morton 1st Recipient: Colleen Thibaudeau Outstanding Contribution Award

Poet Wendy Morton has been named the first recipient of the League of Canadian Poets’ Colleen Thibaudeau Outstanding Contribution Award. Established in memory of the late poet and honourary member Colleen Thibaudeau (1925-2012), this award has been created by the League of Canadian Poets and the poet’s family to honour and recognize a substantial volunteer project or... Read more »

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Cornelia Hoogland Makes CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize Shortlist

Cornelia Hoogland, author ofCrow, has been shortlisted for the CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize along with four other authors. You can read her piece, entitled “Sea Level,” at this link or read an interview with Cornelia about the contest here. We wish Cornelia all the best as we await the results of the competition. Good luck!

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Peter Levitt

Peter Levitt received the prestigious Lannan Literary Award in Poetry in 1989. In addition to his books of poetry and prose, he has published translations from Chinese, Japanese and Spanish. He immigrated to Canada in 2000 and lives with his wife, poet Shirley Graham, and their son, Tai, in British Columbia.

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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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Brides in Black

Brides in Black is Mary Ann Mulhern’s follow-up to her popular first book of poetry, The Red Dress. In The Red Dress, Mulhern explores her own experience living in a convent for eight years and her ultimate decision to leave. Brides in Black picks up where The Red Dress leaves off, with the nuns who... Read more »

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Day Moon Rising

Day Moon Rising, Terry Ann Carter’s fourth collection of poetry encompasses the struggles and hopes of Cambodia. The effortless way she combines haiku and lyric poetry provides a humbling and inspiring look at the history of Cambodia, and the nations attempt to rise above their hardships. As Terry Ann says, “poetry is another way to... Read more »

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