BOOK LAUNCH: Lorraine Gane
Salt Spring and BMP poet Lorraine Gane is launching two new poetry collections this fall: The Way the Light Enters (Black Moss Press) on Sunday, October 12, (2-3 p.m., meet at the barn at Ruckle Park, rain or shine). It will be an hour full of readings along one of the most beautiful coastal walks... Read more »Continue reading
INTERVIEW: Bruce Meyer
“I love books. I don’t buy them for the sake of buying books. Some of my wife’s friends have suggested that I spend too much money on books and that I just buy them for the sake of buying them and that my interest is pointless. Not so. I buy books because I have an... Read more »Continue reading
Meet the New BMP Publishing Practicum Authors!
Say “Hello” to the Black Moss Press publishing practicum authors! Each year, BMP chooses several authors to undergo the editing and publishing process within a university practicum. What this means is that students are responsible for the editing of the work–everything from the nitty gritty to the official title. They design the book, interior and... Read more »Continue reading
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 »Continue reading
Debbie Okun Hill Book Tour Schedule!
After a short break, she’s at it again… Sunday, AUGUST 24, 2014 in STRATFORD: Members’ Reading at Poetry Stratford and The Ontario Poetry Society’s “The Bardic Collage Poetry Event”, Café Ten, 2:30 p.m. SEPTEMBER 2014 in THUNDER BAY and area: (More details TBA) Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 in THUNDER BAY: Workshop facilitator – “Being your own publicist... Read more »Continue reading
REVIEW: Debbie Okun Hill’s “Tarnished Trophies” by John B. Lee
Tarnished Trophies Debbie Okun Hill Black Moss Press, 2014, 88 pp. ISBN 978-0-88753-528-4 Review by John B. Lee In a recent conversation former hockey player Wayne Gretzky — the Great One — is quoted as saying, “If I were playing in the NHL today …” and it is not difficult to infer a certain level... Read more »Continue reading
REVIEW: Debbie Okun Hill’s “Tarnished Trophies”
Athletes’ Journey –A Review of Debbie Okun Hill’s “Tarnished Trophies” By Anna Yin I am sitting in the gym of the University of Alberta, watching the 2014 Canadian Table Tennis Games. Between games, I open Debbie Okun Hill’s “Tarnished Trophies”. This is Mrs. Hill’s first collection of poetry. It paints a picture of the athletic... Read more »Continue reading
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 »Continue reading
BOOK REVIEW: John B. Lee’s Burning My Father
Burning My Father Review by: Ronnie R. Brown John B. Lee Black Moss Press, 2014, 87 pp ISBN: 978-0-88753-532-1 How is a great poet created? Well, in the case of John B. Lee, the author of over 50 books; whose work has appeared internationally in over 500 publications; who is the poet laureate of... Read more »Continue reading
Interview with ROGER BELL!
A Conversation with Roger Bell and his Writing Interviewer: Amanda Gallagher, BA (Hons) at Laurentian University As with many days in a Canadian winter, the weather almost postponed the meeting that Roger Bell and I had set up. It was freezing rain that drifted on and off through our conservation, but we endured. Roger suggested... Read more »Continue reading
REVIEW: Debbie Hill’s “Tarnished Trophies”
An amazing review was posted on Amazon.ca for Debbie Okun Hill’s book Tarnished Trophies. One of the great aspects of literature is that it creates discourse. We welcome all kinds of conversation, and one of the best ways to create it is by leaving reviews for Black Moss Press books on Amazon.ca… Here’s the link... Read more »Continue reading
BOOK REVIEW: Lisa Shatsky’s “Blame It on the Moon”
A lovely review has been written by Bernice Lever, a poet and freelance editor on Bowen Island, BC. The review is expected to be published in David Fraser’s Ascents magazine. Read on…. “Blame It on the Moon”, Lisa Shatzky’s second book, if an exploration of her many philosophical questions about her personal and human... Read more »Continue reading