Kara Smith Review

Head on over to Debbie Okun Hill’s blog for a review of Kara Smith’s newest book of poetry The Artists of Crow County: link.

1967: Centennial Year Cover Reveal

The 67s Editing Team, under Black Moss Press, is happy to reveal the cover of Bruce Meyer’s upcoming work, 1967: Centennial Year. The main title, 1967, is the most prominent aspect of the cover because it is the focus and selling point of the book. “1967” is also featured in a number of the poem titles, connecting… Read more »

Bruce Meyer Reading Friday

Just a reminder that Bruce Meyer will be appearing this Friday at Storytellers Book Store in Windsor. Please see the image below for more details. See you there!

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 »

Bernice Lever Readings

Calling all British Columbia poetry lovers! If you’re looking to get your hands on a signed copy of Bernice’s Small Acts check out this list of events that she will be featured in. On January 28th at 7pm, Bernice will be reading at the “Never a Dull Word” event through the Bowen Island Arts Council, at… Read more »

Kara Smith Book Signings

We are proud to introduce our newest member of the Black Moss family Kara Smith, with her newest book The Artists of Crow County. See the list of events below for a chance to meet her in person and buy a signed copy of her book! Thursday, January 26th, 12-1:30 – University of Windsor Bookstore Reading… Read more »

Vanessa Shields Signings

Happy 2017 everyone! Heres a little update on some of the things Vanessa Shields is getting up to in the new year. Click the link for a list of events and signings that she will be featured in.

DA Lockhart on Big Medicine

This that Must Be Sung In 2013, we packed up our home on Indianapolis’ eastside and moved back to my hometown of Windsor, ON. This moment in our lives marked a critical change in both who we were and the arc that our lives are to take. I mention this because almost two centuries previous,… Read more »

Hourglass Literary Magazine Contest

We’re pleased to announce that John B. Lee won the Hourglass Literary Magazine’s Best Poem Award for his poem “Lalo’s Walls.” Please follow the link for more information. Congratulations John!

Poet Laureate Reading

Join Black Moss poets Anna Yin, Marty Gervais and John B. Lee at the Mississauga Central Library on September 14th as they participate in a Poet Laureate reading. Taking place at 7 pm, the event will include Canadian Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke, and Mississauga Youth Poet Laureate Rebecca Zseder. Hosted by Governor General Award… Read more »

Love Poetry Festival 2016

Black Moss Poets Karen Mulhallen and Anna Yin recently participated in the Love Poetry Festival. This is the first year of the Love Poetry Festival celebrating the lives of Milton Acorn and Gwen MacEwen. Please enjoy the following video of the festivities.

Vanessa Shields Launch

It is with great pleasure that I write today concerning the launch of poet Vanessa Shields’ newest book of poetry Look At Her. The reading will be held on September 22, at 7pm @ the University of Windsor’s Studio Theatre in the Drama Building. Enjoy Vanessa’s unique, poignant writing coupled with the beats of a trio… Read more »

Upcoming Fall Titles

After much hard work I’m pleased to announce that our Fall books are off to the printer and will soon be in fine bookstores across the country. Here is the list of titles that will be launched by Black Moss Press in Fall 2016. Vanessa Shields’ newest collection of poetry Look At Her is sure to be… 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 »