Book Review: Glass Beads

From the Feminist Caucus of the League of Canadian Poets, by Chair Anne Burke, we find the in-depth review of Sandra Lynn Lynxleg‘s First Lines book of poetry, Glass Beads. This is Sandra’s first book of poetry, and her first book published by Black Moss Press. Anne Burke reviewed this book. Thank you Anne! Review... Read more »

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“Disturbances – Sixteen Voices Telling Stories” Book Launches Thursday, March 20, 2014, 7pm @ MILK!

We’d like to announce the book launch for ‘Disturbances: Sixteen Voices Telling Stories’! Please join us on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at MILK Bar (68 University Ave. W) at 7:00pm. This is a free event and includes a film premiere as well! Disturbances: Sixteen voices telling stories. “That’s what you will hear when you open... Read more »

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Shirley Graham Launches ‘Book of Blue’ Thursday, February 27th!

Congratulations to west-coast poet Shirley Graham on the recent publication of her  book of poetry Book of Blue! Shirley will be launching her book at the Salt Spring Library on Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at 7pm! That’s the Salt Spring Library on Salt Spring Island, beautiful British Columbia! Joining her are Peter Levitt and Tai... Read more »

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You Can Always Eat the Dogs: Reviewed by Dr. Don Morrow

John B. Lee, You Can Always Eat the Dogs: The Hockeyness of Ordinary Men. Windsor, Ontario: Black Moss Press, 2012, 88 pages. Reviewed by Dr Don Morrow, Western University Canada, London, Ontario, Canada. John B. Lee is no stranger to the world of sport literature and to members of the Sport Literature Association. Lee is... Read more »

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Keith Inman’s An Unfinished War: Reading Events

Keith Inman will read from An Unfinished War, Black Moss Press, at the following venues: May 26, 11-6pm, Grey Borders’ Niagara Literary Arts Festival at Stratus Winery June 8, 10-2pm, the Welland Book Fair at the Wellness Centre June 22, 2-4pm, the Pelham Festival Book Fair at Fonthill Library. July 6th, 10am-5pm & July 7,... Read more »

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Call for Submissions: 3 Days in August Anthology

Black Moss will be publishing a new anthology, 3 Days in August, all about Windsor: the good, the bad, the parts you love, the parts you hate, and the parts you love to hate. Check out the poster for the call for submissions and get your work in before the deadline to be a part... Read more »

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Yvonne Blomer

Yvonne Blomer lives in Victoria, BC where she works as a poet, memoirist, writing teacher, event organizer and mom. She was born in Zimbabwe and came to Canada when she was two years old. With her husband she has taught in Japan, cycled in Southeast Asia and lived in the UK where she completed an... Read more »

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Coming Soon: In Lieu of Flowers

Coming Soon: In Lieu of Flowers by Peter Hrastovec First Lines Series In Lieu of Flowers is a First Lines collection about the poet’s familial experiences. It cleverly and comedically reflects on what it is to be a son, brother, husband and father, and, on a more serious note, how the little things in life... Read more »

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Coming Soon: You Can Always Eat the Dogs

Coming Soon: You Can Always Eat the Dogs: The Hockeyness of Ordinary Men by John B. Lee In September 1975 at the age of twenty-three Canada’s most prolific poet John B. Lee joined a teachers’ pickup hockey team called The Skatin’ Scolors. By the time he was in his mid-forties Lee was playing hockey seven... Read more »

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Riffs & Ripples from Zen River Gardens ReViews Day Moon Rising

Terry Ann Carter‘s latest book Day Moon Rising received a great review in Chris Faiers’ blog Riffs & Ripples from Zen River Gardens. Here’s a snippet of what Faiers had to say: Terry is a master haijin, and current President of Haiku Canada. But most of the poetry is longer in form, and truly heart... Read more »

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Windsoriana Reviews Touch the Dead by Mary Ann Mulhern

Sonia Sulaiman’s blog Windsoriana, recently reviewed Mary Ann Mulhern‘s book Touch the Dead. Here’s a snippet of what Sonia had to say: The poems in this collection are directly inspired by the poet’s memories of her childhood, experiences reflected and transformed into strikingly moving images. The language is intimate and narrative. Each short poem tells the story by drawing... Read more »

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Guest Blog: Poetry is Essential by Vanessa Shields

Guest Blog: Poetry is Essential by Vanessa Shields The following quotes are taken from Elements of Poetry by Robert Scholes (1968)  “I, too, dislike I it [poetry]: there are things that are important beyond all this fiddle. Reading it, however, with a perfect contempt for it, one discovers in it after all, a place for the genuine”... Read more »

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Left Hand Horses

In Left Hand Horses, acclaimed poet John B. Lee offers the reader “a clear view into the deep wells of the interior life of an individual writer.” Lee, one of Canada’s most successful and important poets, has redefined the autobiographicalwriting genre. Beyond a mere personal account ofthe author’s life, Left Hand Horses, provides essential information for any aspiring writers. “When I... Read more »

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Night Echoes

In the prologue of NIGHT ECHOES a father advises his young daugh- ter that, to truly understand another person, you have to “go to sleep at night in her bed; dream her dreams,” The poems in this collection do just that. Using the voice of an omnicient narrator, Brown enters the dreams of a wide... Read more »

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The Life of the Four Stomachs

Marilyn Gear Pilling’s latest collection, The Life of the Four Stomachs, is an ingeniously humourous yet passionate look at “the glorious mess of life/the guts the mud the smite the blood the song the sob/of life.” Through tales of sensuality, heartbreak, and laughter, the writer, the lover, the daughter, and the friend emerge and fuse together... Read more »

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Beyond All Reason

Emmanuelle Vivier, a Paris-born translator and poet, has written a book of poems that charts the course of a disillusioned woman who starts an affair that leads to the beginning of a life of self-discovery. This is the third title in the First Lines series done by Black Moss Press. The series puts into print... Read more »

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God is in the Cracks

In this new book, God Is In The Cracks, Robert Sward combines the mediums of poetry and drama as a series of dialogues between a father and a son. The discourse spans a period of 60 years, illuminating the complex development of a father/son relationship within the multifaceted perspective of a young man who is growing up and... Read more »

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Godspeed

John B. Lee’s collection of poetry in Godspeed, which was an English sailing ship, examines the captivating stories of the seafaring and colo- nial explorers from the 16th century. Lee intertwines his lines of nautical and imperial verse with historical text from such personalities in history as Sir Walter Raleigh, Master George Percy and Sir Francis... Read more »

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Dimensions of an Orchard

The best laid plans of mice and men, women and gods… Dave Margoshes lays out these plans with a deft poetic hand, turning them inside out, peering underneath, holding them up to his ear.

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Partake – #

In his fourteenth book of poetry, Partake, Governor General’s Award winning poet Robert Hilles writes frankly about the death of his younger brother from cancer. He travels to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand to grieve and heal and through these poems we see East meeting West. Partake chronicles the power of family and the spiritual... Read more »

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