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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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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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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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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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: 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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Black Moss’ Kate Hargreaves Wins WEA Literary Award

The Windsor Endowment for the Arts announced the winners of their annual awards today, among them Black Moss editor/designer Kate Hargreaves, who was selected for the Emerging Artist grant in the Literary category. Last year, Black Moss author Vanessa Shields shared the award with poet Robert Earl Stewart. Other winners this year include the Broken City Lab Artist Collective, musician Crissi Cochrane and performing artist Chris Rabideau. The... 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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Priscilla Uppal Talks About The White Collar Book on Radio Canada’s Bibliophile: Listen Here!

Listen to Priscilla Uppal chat about The White Collar Book on Radio Canada’s Bibliophile by clicking here. A contributor to the book, Uppal talks about her favourite pieces, Conrad Black’s foreword, how the book came to be and more!

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