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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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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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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Black Moss Press Authors Reading

Want to catch your favourite Black Moss Author performing a public reading? We’ve compiled a list of upcoming readings from our 2011/2012 authors. Check out a reading near you! June 17 – Terry Ann Carter –  League of Canadian Poets AGM, book launch for Day Moon Rising, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. June 17 – Bernice Lever – poetry reading for League of... 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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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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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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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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