Congratulations go to Roger Nash for being one of two finalists in the City of Sudbury’s Lifetime Award for Exceptional Achievement in the Arts. You can see Roger tomorrow, April 2, at 6 pm, where he will be a guest poet at an evening event at the Finlandia in Sudbury. Roger will also be at… Read more »
Threshold Publishing, a Black Moss team, is excited to release the cover of Barry Brodie’s book, TOM THOMSON On the Threshold of Magic. After much deliberating, designing, and collaborating, the design was finally chosen from a collection of mock-ups. The cover depicts a man in a canoe paddling into the unknown. Our intention with the… Read more »
Happy 2017 everyone! Heres a little update on some of the things Vanessa Shields is getting up to in the new year. Click the link for a list of events and signings that she will be featured in.
This that Must Be Sung In 2013, we packed up our home on Indianapolis’ eastside and moved back to my hometown of Windsor, ON. This moment in our lives marked a critical change in both who we were and the arc that our lives are to take. I mention this because almost two centuries previous,… Read more »
Roger Nash’s newest book Zigzags was featured on Sudbury.com a couple days ago. Visit the link to read more.
Sometimes, fellow writers ask me, “How can we write poetry, with such terrible things going on in the world around us? After listening to the morning news, I can’t start a poem.” Adorno spoke of the impossibility of writing poetry after Auschwitz. A demonic variety of evils have continued, in an unbroken stream, to the… Read more »
We’re pleased to announce that John B. Lee won the Hourglass Literary Magazine’s Best Poem Award for his poem “Lalo’s Walls.” Please follow the link for more information. Congratulations John!
Black Moss Poets Karen Mulhallen and Anna Yin recently participated in the Love Poetry Festival. This is the first year of the Love Poetry Festival celebrating the lives of Milton Acorn and Gwen MacEwen. Please enjoy the following video of the festivities.
It is with great pleasure that I write today concerning the launch of poet Vanessa Shields’ newest book of poetry Look At Her. The reading will be held on September 22, at 7pm @ the University of Windsor’s Studio Theatre in the Drama Building. Enjoy Vanessa’s unique, poignant writing coupled with the beats of a trio… Read more »
After much hard work I’m pleased to announce that our Fall books are off to the printer and will soon be in fine bookstores across the country. Here is the list of titles that will be launched by Black Moss Press in Fall 2016. Vanessa Shields’ newest collection of poetry Look At Her is sure to be… Read more »
We are delighted to share with you Anna Yin’s experiences at the 2016 West Chester Poetry Conference. Please click the link for the blog post on her website: link.
The Journey Through the Pages book launch last week was a rousing success. On behalf of André Narbonne, Mary Ann Mulhern and John Wing, we would like to thank everyone who came to support the authors and students involved. To those who missed the event worry not, there will be plenty more readings where that came from. Like our… Read more »
Rape. Murder. School shootings. Plane crashes. These are the events we read in the news every day, but we so often forget about them. In this new collection by Windsor poet Mary Ann Mulhern, poetry is the vehicle used in telling the story of the tragedies and triumphs in a way that ensures that we… Read more »
Check out this review of Beth Everest’s There Will Be Blood & I Will Tell You, Put Your Hand Down Here from The Feminist Caucus: link.
The Puritan Magazine has reviewed Anna Yin’s Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac. Describing it as: Seven Nights with the Chinese Zodiac is, at once, about the unstoppable passage of time and what that means for individual humans and for our civilization as a whole. However, this poetry book is also a celebration of all that lives… Read more »
Anna Yin has been encouraging the residents of Mississauga to reach out to their surroundings through poetry. It’s her hope that this video will encourage others to read and write more poetry and connect to nature and their cities on a more profound level. Click the link to enjoy the sights of Mississauga and the… Read more »
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.
Please enjoy a radio interview with Chad Norman courtesy of 94.9 CHRW, University of Western Ontario. The interview was performed by Jenny Jay in her For Better or Verse poetry series.
In 2005, John B. Lee was inducted as Poet Laureate of Brantford in perpetuity and in 2011 he was appointed Poet Laureate of Norfolk County. A recipient of over sixty prestigious international awards for his writing, he is the winner of the $10, 000 CBC Literary Award for Poetry and the only two-time recipient of… Read more »
These are forthcoming books for spring 2016. New titles by Mary Ann Mulhern, John Wing, and Andre Narbonne in poetry and fiction.