Words With Writers Features Marty Gervais!

A new, locally made site that features local authors features our very own Marty Gervais! Check it out – and be sure to stay tuned to this site for more features on Black Moss Press writers! http://the30.ca/words-with-writers-ep-1-marty-gervais-2/

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John Wing Jr Brings the House Down

Comedian and poet (equally!), John Wing Jr. brought a full-house crowd to knee-slapping and tear-jerking bliss on the evening of Wednesday, October 23, 2013 in Katzman Lounge in Vanier Hall at the University of Windsor. Both to promote Wings’ forthcoming book of poetry and the only-one-of-its-kind-in-North-America Editing & Publishing Practicum the English Department offers, the... Read more »

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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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Poetry At The Manor Vol. 2 – This Thursday, October 3rd

Just a friendly reminder that Poetry at the Manor, Volume 2 will take place this upcoming Thursday, October 3, 2013! Please visit our Facebook Event page and let us know if you’ll be joining us!

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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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Keith Inman’s An Unfinished War: Reading Events

Keith Inman will read from An Unfinished War, Black Moss Press, at the following venues: May 26, 11-6pm, Grey Borders’ Niagara Literary Arts Festival at Stratus Winery June 8, 10-2pm, the Welland Book Fair at the Wellness Centre June 22, 2-4pm, the Pelham Festival Book Fair at Fonthill Library. July 6th, 10am-5pm & July 7,... Read more »

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Double Launch on Camera

April 10 – Black Moss Press launched two exciting books with the University of Windsor’s publishing and editing 2012/2013 practicum. Whisky Sour City and Talking Derby pulled a crowd of over 300 people to Windsor, Ontario’s Caboto Club.

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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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The Practica: A Video

This video shares the student experience of UWindsor’s publishing & editing practica. These students worked hard on Black Moss Press’s Talking Derby and Whisky Sour City, taking a pair of raw manuscripts and turning them into beautiful books.

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Brand New Videos from Black Moss Press!

Black Moss will be releasing a couple exciting new books in the fall. Here’s a trailer for the Windsor-focused poetry collection, Whisky Sour City Whisky Sour City Trailer The second is Talking Derby: Stories from a Life on Eight Wheels, by Kate “Pain Eyre” Hargreaves, a book that follows her adventures and misadventures as a... Read more »

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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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An Unfinished War: Featured on Numero Cinq Magazine

Douglas Glover’s Numero Cinq Magazine has released a feature on Black Moss’ new anthology, An Unfinished War, edited by John B. Lee, which features some of Glover’s work. Check out the full article here.

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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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