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 »

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Contest Winner: Keith Inman

Congratulations to Keith Inman for winning second place in The Ontario Poetry Society’s ‘Clean as a Whistle Contest’ with his book Nest. We’re thrilled by the great news.

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Lisa Shatzky’s “Blame it on the Moon”

Congratulations to Black Moss Press author Lisa Shatzky. Her work Blame it on the Moon has been shortlisted for the 2014 Acorn-Platos Poetry Award! Curious who the winner might be? They’ll be announcing the winner some time in November! We’ll be sure to follow up.  

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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 »

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Goodreads Bookshelf

We now have a Goodreads bookshelf. Rate and review your favourite Black Moss titles and authors. And when you’re done, pick your next read!https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/32499590?shelf=black-moss-press

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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 »

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An Important Announcement: Distributor Change

As of June 1st, Black Moss Press has changed book distributors. We are no longer with LitDistCo and are now represented by the distributors Fitzhenry & Whiteside. This may cause some issues when attempting to order via Amazon, but don’t fret! Keep smiling, and simply email us–we’ll solve the problem and get you your books... Read more »

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CONGRATULATIONS to Deb Hill!

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!

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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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Hugh MacDonald’s “Cold Against the Heart” Chosen to Celebrate The Charlottetown Conference

Congratulations to Black Moss Press author Hugh MacDonald, whose book of poetry Cold Against the Heart was chosen to help celebrate 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference, which led to Canada’s birth.   MacDonald’s book was chosen as part of the P.E.I. Public Library’s yearly promotion celebrating authors originating in P.E.I. Usually known as One... Read more »

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Wendy Morton 1st Recipient: Colleen Thibaudeau Outstanding Contribution Award

Poet Wendy Morton has been named the first recipient of the League of Canadian Poets’ Colleen Thibaudeau Outstanding Contribution Award. Established in memory of the late poet and honourary member Colleen Thibaudeau (1925-2012), this award has been created by the League of Canadian Poets and the poet’s family to honour and recognize a substantial volunteer project or... 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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Peter Levitt

Peter Levitt received the prestigious Lannan Literary Award in Poetry in 1989. In addition to his books of poetry and prose, he has published translations from Chinese, Japanese and Spanish. He immigrated to Canada in 2000 and lives with his wife, poet Shirley Graham, and their son, Tai, in British Columbia.

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Terry Ann Carter

Terry Ann Carter is an Ottawa-based poet and the author of four books of poetry: Waiting for Julia, Transplanted, A Crazy Man Thinks He’s Ernest in Paris, and Day Moon Rising and she has recently been nominated for the Archibald Lampan Award. She is a member of the Canadian League of Poets, The Canadian Authors association,... 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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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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