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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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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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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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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Gumshoe

Wendy Morton’s latest collection of poetry, Gumshoe, follows in the footsteps of her previous works, examining the joy, pain and pitfalls of life as a careful and thorough detective would. “Poets are goofy. They find shadows, take pictures of shoes, wear glitter. Sing” Under the microscope, everyday life in Gumshoe is distilled into lines of... Read more »

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Re:Generations: Canadian Women Poets in Conversation

Reflections on the creative process, the poems, fiction and creative non-fiction in this collection replace the myth of the artist as solitary seer with a different story of lively conversations across generations and among art forms. Slipping into the skin or trying on the voice of an established foremother, or collaborating with a contemporary in... Read more »

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Night Echoes

In the prologue of NIGHT ECHOES a father advises his young daugh- ter that, to truly understand another person, you have to “go to sleep at night in her bed; dream her dreams,” The poems in this collection do just that. Using the voice of an omnicient narrator, Brown enters the dreams of a wide... Read more »

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God is in the Cracks

In this new book, God Is In The Cracks, Robert Sward combines the mediums of poetry and drama as a series of dialogues between a father and a son. The discourse spans a period of 60 years, illuminating the complex development of a father/son relationship within the multifaceted perspective of a young man who is growing up and... Read more »

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Partake – #

In his fourteenth book of poetry, Partake, Governor General’s Award winning poet Robert Hilles writes frankly about the death of his younger brother from cancer. He travels to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand to grieve and heal and through these poems we see East meeting West. Partake chronicles the power of family and the spiritual... Read more »

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