Vanessa Shields Launch

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 »

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Upcoming Fall Titles

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 »

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Anna Yin, 2016 West Chester Poetry Conference

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.

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A Journey Through the Pages

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 »

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Cover Reveal: How We Fare by Mary Ann Mulhern

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 »

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Review of Beth Everest’s Poetry Book

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.

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Anna Yin Poetry Review

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 »

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Anna Yin Poetry Project

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 »

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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.

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Chad Norman Radio Interview

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.

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John B. Lee Interview

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 »

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Spring Catalogue 2016

These are forthcoming books for spring 2016. New titles by Mary Ann Mulhern, John Wing, and Andre Narbonne in poetry and fiction.

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Article: Lisa Shatzky on Running

Lisa Shatzky has written an article in Running Room Magazine about her personal relationship with running. She feels a connection between long-distance running and poetry, and how it affects the body and mind. Lisa has an upcoming poetry book with Black Moss Press, to be officially launched fall 2015. You can view the article at the link below: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/37f5d06c#/37f5d06c/67  ... Read more »

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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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Lorraine Gane events

Lorraine Gane is headed to Toronto this month, where she’ll be holding three events to read from her new poetry collections The Blue Halo and The Way the Light Enters. We hope you can check them out. Here is her schedule: June 9 (7 p.m.) at the Orangeville Public Library, 1 Mill St. June 16 (8 p.m.) at The Art Bar,... Read more »

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VIDEO: When Angels Weep

MPP Percy Hatfield read from Mary Ann Mulhern’s book When Angels Weep in the Ontario Legislature, in order to address the It’s Never Okay Action Plan to end sexual assault. You can watch it below. This book was edited by a group of English students working in the Editing and Publishing program at the University of... 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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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 »

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Spring Book Launch

Our Spring Book Launch is fast approaching. Check out the poster below and come to the Caboto Club on April 8, 2015, to witness the launch of three new Black Moss Press books by the University of Windsor’s publishing class.

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Sunday With the Tigers in The Windsor Star

Sunday With the Tigers, edited by Dale Jacobs, has been highlighted by The Windsor Star. The article also recognizes the work of the publishing practicum class and the other two spring books it is producing: Sidelines and Make Me, Remake Me. http://blogs.windsorstar.com/entertainment/one-tigers-game-11-different-viewpoints

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