Tùkhòne Preview

We’re so pleased to be able to share these previews of DA Lockhart’s upcoming book of poetry Tùkhòne. The Miramichi Reader has shared a selection of the Haibun, which draws inspiration from notable Detroit musicians. The /temz/ Review has shared a variety of Lockhart’s poems, some are from this upcoming collection, and some are not. Definitely check it out to get... Read more »

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Fire and Water Great Lakes Reading Series

Follow the link to enjoy the first instalment of the Great Lakes Reading Series, a virtual reading by Eva Kolacz and Laurence Hutchman. Featuring poems from their newest book Fire and Water, a collection of love poems written to each other and lushly illustrated by Eva. This book is not to be missed and is... Read more »

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Samantha Badaoa and Laurie Smith Virtual Launch

We’re pleased to release this virtual launch for Samantha Badaoa’s So am I and Laurie Smith’s Suck and Spit, to stand in for the traditional launch that would have taken place. Samantha Badaoa is Windsor, Ontario’s inaugural youth poet laureate. She specializes in slam poetry that ranges from topics of family and religion to her experiences with love... Read more »

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lisa shatzky Reading

We’re so pleased to share a video of lisa shatzky reading her newest poem Beautiful Black Man, a poem to the memory of George Floyd. lisa shatzky’s newest book of poetry A Thousand Ways to Kiss the Earth will be launching this October, and is a book of poetry that addresses current events and the... Read more »

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Bruce Meyer Reading 1967

As we work our way through this quarantine we wanted to look back on better times when we were able to gather freely and celebrate together. At Black Moss we couldn’t think of a better time to look back to than the year Canada celebrated its 150th birthday, and Bruce Meyer launched his celebratory book... Read more »

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Elizabeth Zetlin Interview

We missed poetry month so much that we decided to continue it on through the remainder of the quarantine. We hope everyone is staying safe and keeping well. This week we’re featuring Elizabeth Zetlin, Owen Sound’s first poet laureate from 2007-2008. She initiated the Poet Laureate map of Canada project, and has travelled across Canada giving... Read more »

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Poetry Month Feature: Eva Kolacz

Thank you for following along with us throughout poetry month. Here at Black Moss Press it’s Poetry Month every month and we’re a little sad to see it go. Our final poetry month feature is artist and poet, Eva Kolacz. She left her native Poland to come to Canada, where she graduated from the Fine Arts Department... Read more »

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Poetry Month Feature: Samantha Badaoa

Week three of National Poetry Month brings us an interview with an up and coming slam poet. Publishing her first book with Black Moss Press this month, and Windsor’s Youth Poet Laureate, Samantha Badaoa is one to watch out for. Her poetry is fresh and raw, exploring the heart of things like religion and love... Read more »

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Praise for House of Shifting Time

We’re pleased to present three glowing reviews of Laurence Hutchman’s recent book of poetry The House of Shifting Time. “I’ve followed the career of Laurence Hutchman through many books and years. It is gratifying to see that he’s lost none of his expressive genius. What I’m always struck with in his work is his ability to... Read more »

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Anna Yin Battle of the Bards

Join Anna Yin as she enters the 11th Annual Battle of the Bards on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 at 7:30PM in the Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre. The cost is $10 per person, however it’s free if you’re a Friend of the Festival, Student/Youth (25 and under) or a Member of the League of Canadian Poets. For... Read more »

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John B. Lee Fall 2019 Book

The weather is cold, but here at Black Moss the presses are hot as we gear up for our Fall 2019 books! This year we’ve got a lot planned for you all, it’s not every year you turn 50 right? So keep an eye on our blog and facebook as we release all the latest... Read more »

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Poetry at the Manor Vol 6 2018

Just five days to go before Windsor’s biggest poetry event of the year! Join us at Willistead Manor on October 2nd at 7pm, where Windsor Poet Laureate Marty Gervais will welcome Poets Laureate from across Canada. This year’s lineup includes John B. Lee, Chloé LaDuchesse, Lauren Best, Marilyn Gear Pilling and Afua Cooper. Be sure... Read more »

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Roger Nash Readings and Award

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 »

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Tom Thompson Cover Reveal

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 »

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Vanessa Shields Signings

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.

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DA Lockhart on Big Medicine

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 »

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Roger Nash Article

Roger Nash’s newest book Zigzags was featured on Sudbury.com a couple days ago. Visit the link to read more.

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Roger Nash Talks Zigzags

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 »

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Hourglass Literary Magazine Contest

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!

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Love Poetry Festival 2016

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.

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