Editing and Publishing Practicum Students Donate to Raise-A-Reader

Congratulations to Marty Gervais and the University of Windsor’s Editing and Publishing practicums for being recognized for their efforts in donating $1000 for Postmedia’s Raise-a-Reader Day, a campaign that aspires to raise funds for literacy. Well done!   To read about and watch a video on how great these students are: http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2014/06/17/students-aim-to-inspire-with-donation/

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Double Book Launch! Lights, Literature & Laughter – feature new poetry for Lee & Wing Jr!

It’s the main Black Moss Press event of the Spring! With National Poetry Month just around the (chilly) corner, Publisher Marty Gervais and the students in the Editing & Publishing Practicum at the University of Windsor are extremely proud to present: Lights, Literature & Laughter – Launching new poetry from John B Lee and John... Read more »

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Edmonton Poetry Festival – An Evening with Poets Laureates – Videos!

What do you get when you gather Poets Laureate from across Canada? An evening of poetic passion and stellar reading! Did you know that three of Canada’s Poets Laureate are Black Moss Press authors? Indeed! Marty Gervais, John B Lee and Bruce Meyer are all part of the Black Moss Press family! Click on the... Read more »

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Triple Book Launch Set for Thursday, January 23!

John B Lee, April Bulmer and Vanessa Shields will be launching their newest books from Black Moss Press in a triple book launch poetry extravaganza on Thursday, January 23, 2014. The intention of the night’s festivities is to celebrate poetry – and get the crowd writing too! Poetry is accessible and fun – that’s the... Read more »

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Hear Here! Episode #1 – Welcome to Hear Here!

Welcome to the first episode of Hear Here, Black Moss Press’ video blog. Stay tuned via our site and our Youtube Channel for upcoming episodes. In Episode #1 we welcome you to this amazing new video blog! What is it and how does it work? Do you have an idea you’d like us to talk about?... 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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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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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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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: 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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BlackMossPress.com Introduces Guest Blogs!

We are proud to introduce a new feature here at blackmosspress.com: our guest blog. Located at the bottom left of our home page, this section is where you will find interesting posts from Black Moss authors and other people in the literary world. We kicked off our guest blog section with a post from John B.... Read more »

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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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Left Hand Horses

In Left Hand Horses, acclaimed poet John B. Lee offers the reader “a clear view into the deep wells of the interior life of an individual writer.” Lee, one of Canada’s most successful and important poets, has redefined the autobiographicalwriting genre. Beyond a mere personal account ofthe author’s life, Left Hand Horses, provides essential information for any aspiring writers. “When I... Read more »

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Far From the Temple of Heaven

Dale Ritterbusch is the author of Lessons Learned, a collection of poems on the Vietnam War and its aftermath. Currently he is Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of English & Fine Arts at the United States Air Force Academy. Otherwise he is Professor of Languages and Literatures at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Of Dale... Read more »

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Godspeed

John B. Lee’s collection of poetry in Godspeed, which was an English sailing ship, examines the captivating stories of the seafaring and colo- nial explorers from the 16th century. Lee intertwines his lines of nautical and imperial verse with historical text from such personalities in history as Sir Walter Raleigh, Master George Percy and Sir Francis... Read more »

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Tough Times

What sort of country do we want to live in? What sort of country do we already live in? What do we like? Who are we?” With these words, Margaret Atwood frames for us the tough questions that must be asked if we are going to grapple with the hash reality of these economic “tough... Read more »

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Under the Weight of Heaven

The Abbey of Gethsemani is one of the most famous monasteries in the world. In this new Black Moss anthology, poet John B. Lee has pulled together a remarkable collection of writing about the Abbey by authors who have stayed there and by monks who have lived there. Against the backdrop of this writing is... Read more »

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Totally Unused Heart

Totally Unused Heart is the first book in the second half of internationally- acclaimed, award-winning Canadian poet John B. Lee’s writing life. As such it brings together poems written over a period of the past two years and includes some of the best to date. As the author observes in an interview, “there is an increasing complexity... Read more »

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