Terry Ann Carter Nominated for Acorn-Plantos Award!

Black Moss Press *AWARD NEWS* Black Moss Press would like to congratulate author Terry Ann Carter for her award nomination as well as all the other authors up the this prestigious award! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Acorn-Plantos Committee is pleased to announce the short list of those authors under consideration for the 2013 Award for... Read more »

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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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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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Talking Derby Makes the News

Check out this article from the Windsor Star about Kate Hargeaves’ experience writing Talking Derby.

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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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: 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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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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Guest Blog: Roller Derby is Not Pretty by Kate Hargreaves

An Excerpt from Talking Derby: Stories from a Life on Eight Wheels by Kate Hargreaves (forthcoming) Cheeks flush. Forehead lined with effort. Mascara smeared. Eyes squinting straight ahead. God, my jammer face is not pretty. Anyone who says that roller derby is just a bunch of girls skating in circles looking cute should take one... Read more »

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Tabitha Foundation newsletter features forthcoming Black Moss book

The most recent newsletter from the Tabitha Foundation, a group working on charitable endeavours in Cambodia, featured forthcoming Black Moss book Day Moon Rising by Terry Ann Carter.

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Guest Blog: Where do I Write by John B. Lee

Where Do I Write: the boy who made his own desk One of the questions that students of writing frequently ask me is, “Where do you write?” And I always say, “When I write, I want to be alone in a room, alone in the house, alone on the street, alone in the town, alone... Read more »

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