Roger Nash Reading and Poetry Nomination

Roger Nash will be reading at Nipissing University on Tuesday, February 7th from 9-10:30 alongside Dr. Laurie Kruk and Dr. Sarah Winters. He will be presenting material from his newest work Zigzags. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Roger and get a signed copy of Zigzags. For more information please see the attached PDF: KrukandWinters_Feb7… Read more »

Congratulations Anna Yin!

A big congratulations to Anna Yin for being runner up for the 2017 Blue Light Books Twitter Contest! To see her winning poem click the link.

Rest in Peace Rishma Dunlop

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we share the news of Rishma Dunlop’s passing on Sunday evening, April 17th. Her utterly devoted husband, David Sobelman, has been by her side throughout Rishma’s unjust illness. He was with her, holding her hand when she took her last breath. As a favorite poem of hers,… Read more »

Terry Burns Interview

Terry Burns is a writer, visual artist and arts administrator who grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, lived in the Toronto area for about twenty years, and now lives in the country near Owen Sound, Ontario. She has just completed a two-year term as Owen Sound Poet Laureate, and just prior to that was the… Read more »

Article: Lisa Shatzky on Running

Lisa Shatzky has written an article in Running Room Magazine about her personal relationship with running. She feels a connection between long-distance running and poetry, and how it affects the body and mind. Lisa has an upcoming poetry book with Black Moss Press, to be officially launched fall 2015. You can view the article at the link below: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/37f5d06c#/37f5d06c/67  … Read more »

Keith Inman: Mirette form

Keith Inman has won the 2015 Poeteer Award from The Ontario Poetry Society. This annual honour is presented to the poet who creates a new style of poetry. Inman calls his new form a Mirette (meaning a small mirror). Judge, Elana Wolff, called the Mirette, ‘delightful… The new form is demanding, but the rules are… Read more »

Lorraine Gane events

Lorraine Gane is headed to Toronto this month, where she’ll be holding three events to read from her new poetry collections The Blue Halo and The Way the Light Enters. We hope you can check them out. Here is her schedule: June 9 (7 p.m.) at the Orangeville Public Library, 1 Mill St. June 16 (8 p.m.) at The Art Bar,… Read more »

VIDEO: When Angels Weep

MPP Percy Hatfield read from Mary Ann Mulhern’s book When Angels Weep in the Ontario Legislature, in order to address the It’s Never Okay Action Plan to end sexual assault. You can watch it below. This book was edited by a group of English students working in the Editing and Publishing program at the University of… Read more »

Contest Winner: Keith Inman

Congratulations to Keith Inman for winning second place in The Ontario Poetry Society’s ‘Clean as a Whistle Contest’ with his book Nest. We’re thrilled by the great news.

Debbie Okun Hill events

Fresh off her Great Canadian PoeTrain Tour, Debbie Okun Hill has two upcoming events and a radio interview. We encourage you to check them out if you can. Thursday, May 21: workshop in Selkirk, Manitoba 7 p.m. at the new Gaynor Family Regional Library Sunday, May 24: featured on CKUW 95.9 FM P.I New Poetry a half-hour poetry-themed… Read more »

Spring Book Launch

Our Spring Book Launch is fast approaching. Check out the poster below and come to the Caboto Club on April 8, 2015, to witness the launch of three new Black Moss Press books by the University of Windsor’s publishing class.

Sunday With the Tigers in The Windsor Star

Sunday With the Tigers, edited by Dale Jacobs, has been highlighted by The Windsor Star. The article also recognizes the work of the publishing practicum class and the other two spring books it is producing: Sidelines and Make Me, Remake Me. http://blogs.windsorstar.com/entertainment/one-tigers-game-11-different-viewpoints

VIDEO: Spring Books Press Conference

The Windsor Star has released a video about Thursday night’s press conference at the Windsor Star News Cafe. Authors Peter Hrastovec, John Wing, and Dale Jacobs join Marty Gervais and his publishing class to discuss three upcoming books by Black Moss Press. Our spring books will launch April 8, 2015, at the Giovanni Caboto Club at… Read more »

Press Conference Feb 26: Spring Launching Books

We’re going to be announcing our three spring-launching books–Sunday With The Tigers (edited by Dale Jacobs), Make Me, Remake Me (by Gillian Cott) and Sidelines (by Peter Hrastovec). We’re going to be filling your ears with poetry and prose. And we’re going to be filling your bellies with wine. Come this Thursday February 26 to… Read more »

Make Me Remake Me: An Interview with Gillian Cott

Get to know Black Moss Press’ newest author, Gillian Cott as she talks about the experiences that led her to write spring-launching book, Make Me Remake Me: Writing Myself Across Two Continents. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmzTc5TpcQQ

REVIEW: Keith Inman’s “The War Poems”

We Live Small Lives, review by John B. Lee, Poet Laureate of Brantford, Poet Laureate of Norfolk County   The War Poems by poet Keith Inman is an amazing book.  I have to say it is one of the best books of poems I’ve read in quite some time.  It is brilliant! I think that… Read more »

CONGRATULATIONS Black Moss Authors!

Congratulations to Debbie Okun Hill, whose poems, “A Simple Notion” and “Ornamental Tractors” won second and third prize (respectively) in the Ontario Poetry Society’s Ultra Short Poem Competition 2014. Special mention goes to Ronnie R. Brown and April Bulmer who also received mention for their poems “After the Fall” (Brown) and “Maris” (Bulmer). Well done,… Read more »

WindUp Bird Cafe Poetry Reading!

On January 20th, come and check out Windup Bird Cafe to listen to The Best Canadian Poetry Series, featuring poets Mary Anne Mulhern, John Wing, Karen Mulhallen, and Anna Yin. To RSVP, email justin@windbird.ca Where? Windup Bird Cafe, 382 College St., Toronto, ON When? January 20th, 6:30pm