Sarnia Lambton’s 2017 National Poetry Month

April 18th at 7pm, at John’s Restaurant in Sarnia. See the event page below for more details or follow the link to the Facebook event page for more details: link. Showcasing past and present members of The Writers’ Union of Canada: guest authors Kara Ghobhainn and Sharon Berg plus local poets James Deahl, Norma West… Read more »

All Four Love Reading Success

Thank you to everyone for coming out to the All 4 Love reading at the Thames Art Gallery and making the event a huge success! The event featured readings by poets Cornelia Hoogland, Vanessa Shields, Kara Smith, and Debbie Okun Hill. Please enjoy the following pictures from the event. If you missed out and you… Read more »

The Ontario Poetry Society Contest Winners

Congratulations to Debbie Okun Hill and Keith Inman for winning honourable mentions in The Ontario Poetry Society contests. A contest chapbook will be released with the winning entries. Click the link to see the full list of winners.

New From Debbie Okun Hill

We’re thrilled to share with you some of Debbie Okun Hill’s latest work featured by Morel Magazine. Since publishing Tarnished Trophies with Black Moss Press in 2013, Debbie has been working on a series of poems about the emerald ash borer and its effects on Southwestern Ontario’s ecosystem.

Debbie Okun Hill Interview

Debbie Okun Hill is a Canadian poet, blogger and freelance writer. She is a past president of The Ontario Poetry Society, a member of both the League of Canadian Poets and the Writers Union of Canada and a new member of the Canadian Authors Association. Her work has appeared in over 115 different publications and websites… Read more »

Poetry at the Manor Vol. 3

Here at the press we’re gearing up for Poetry at the Manor on Thursday. We have 5 poets coming from all over Ontario to regale you in the beautiful surroundings of Willistead Manor. Don’t miss John B. Lee, Anna Yin, Debbie Okun Hill, Roger Nash, Terry Burns and of course Windsor’s own Marty Gervais. Vanessa… Read more »

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 »


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 »

Deb Okun Hill’s December 3 Reading

If you couldn’t attend Deb Hill’s reading at the London Open Mic Poetry night on December 3, follow the link to their website to read the recap about the event. If you “like” the Friends of The Ontario Poetry Society Facebook page, you can see their lovely album from the event. And, for your viewing… Read more »

READING: Debbie Okun Hill in London, ON

Get ready for Debbie Hill, London! Debbie will be the featured poet at the DECEMBER 3 London, Ontario open mic poetry night. The Details Where? The Mykonos Restaurant at 572 Adelaide St. North, London, Ontario. When? December 3, at 7:00PM And for all those who can hardly wait for some of Deb’s poetry, here’s a… Read more »

Keith Inman and Debbie Okun Hill Poetry Prizes

Congratulations to BMP author Keith Inman who won second prize for the Ascent Aspirations Publishing contest. His poetry, as well as Debbie Okun Hill’s, will appear in this anthology. The theme is “bizarre” and it is set to be released in early fall! Well done to both Keith and Deb!! You can check out the… Read more »


Big things are happening at Black Moss Press as we prepare to launch our fall line of books! Check out our new fall catalogue to get a preview of what Black Moss has brewing in the coming weeks. Fall Catalogue  

Debbie Okun Hill Book Tour Schedule!

After a short break, she’s at it again… Sunday, AUGUST 24, 2014 in STRATFORD: Members’ Reading at Poetry Stratford and The Ontario Poetry Society’s “The Bardic Collage Poetry Event”, Café Ten, 2:30 p.m. SEPTEMBER 2014 in THUNDER BAY and area: (More details TBA) Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 in THUNDER BAY: Workshop facilitator – “Being your own publicist… Read more »

REVIEW: Debbie Okun Hill’s “Tarnished Trophies”

Athletes’ Journey –A Review of Debbie Okun Hill’s “Tarnished Trophies” By Anna Yin I am sitting in the gym of the University of Alberta, watching the 2014 Canadian Table Tennis Games. Between games, I open Debbie Okun Hill’s “Tarnished Trophies”. This is Mrs. Hill’s first collection of poetry. It paints a picture of the athletic… Read more »

Black Moss Press Authors Represent in the Arborealis Prize for Poetry

Congratulations to Black Moss Press authors on their winnings for the Arborealis Prize for Poetry! Way to represent and make us proud! Mention goes to… April Bulmer, who won second prize for her poem “Cleo: Great-With-Child, Montreal” Keith Inman, who received an honorable mention for his poem “Crosscut” Vanessa Shields, who received a Judge’s Choice… Read more »

REVIEW: Debbie Hill’s “Tarnished Trophies”

An amazing review was posted on for Debbie Okun Hill’s book Tarnished Trophies. One of the great aspects of literature is that it creates discourse. We welcome all kinds of conversation, and one of the best ways to create it is by leaving reviews for Black Moss Press books on… Here’s the link… Read more »


CONGRATULATIONS to Black Moss Press author Deb Hill who has been accepted as a member of both The League of Canadian Poets and The Writers’ Union of Canada! So much to be proud of!

Deb Okun Hill READING in Sarnia!

Black Moss Press author Deb Hill will be reading from her new book, Tarnished Trophies this SUNDAY at the Dante Club in Sarnia. The event will be commemorating Italian Heritage Month, and is being hosted conjunction with the Italo-Canadian Cultural Club/Laziali di Sarnia and the Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW). To read more about… Read more »