An Important Announcement: Distributor Change

As of June 1st, Black Moss Press has changed book distributors. We are no longer with LitDistCo and are now represented by the distributors Fitzhenry & Whiteside. This may cause some issues when attempting to order via Amazon, but don’t fret! Keep smiling, and simply email us–we’ll solve the problem and get you your books... Read more »

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CONGRATULATIONS to Deb Hill!

CONGRATULATIONS to Black Moss Press author Deb Hill who has been accepted as a member of both The League of Canadian Poets and The Writers’ Union of Canada! So much to be proud of!

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Editing and Publishing Practicum Students Donate to Raise-A-Reader

Congratulations to Marty Gervais and the University of Windsor’s Editing and Publishing practicums for being recognized for their efforts in donating $1000 for Postmedia’s Raise-a-Reader Day, a campaign that aspires to raise funds for literacy. Well done!   To read about and watch a video on how great these students are: http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2014/06/17/students-aim-to-inspire-with-donation/

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Deb Okun Hill READING in Sarnia!

Black Moss Press author Deb Hill will be reading from her new book, Tarnished Trophies this SUNDAY at the Dante Club in Sarnia. The event will be commemorating Italian Heritage Month, and is being hosted conjunction with the Italo-Canadian Cultural Club/Laziali di Sarnia and the Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW). To read more about... Read more »

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Sandra Lynxleg Reading in West Kelowna!

Black Moss Press author Sandra Lynxleg will be reading at 7:00PM on Wednesday June 18 at the Westbank Branch Library in the Okanagan.

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Hugh MacDonald’s “Cold Against the Heart” Chosen to Celebrate The Charlottetown Conference

Congratulations to Black Moss Press author Hugh MacDonald, whose book of poetry Cold Against the Heart was chosen to help celebrate 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference, which led to Canada’s birth.   MacDonald’s book was chosen as part of the P.E.I. Public Library’s yearly promotion celebrating authors originating in P.E.I. Usually known as One... Read more »

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Double Book Launch! Lights, Literature & Laughter – feature new poetry for Lee & Wing Jr!

It’s the main Black Moss Press event of the Spring! With National Poetry Month just around the (chilly) corner, Publisher Marty Gervais and the students in the Editing & Publishing Practicum at the University of Windsor are extremely proud to present: Lights, Literature & Laughter – Launching new poetry from John B Lee and John... Read more »

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Book Review: I Am That Woman

 Anne Burke, Chair of the Feminist Caucus, League of Canadian Poets gave her time to review Vanessa Shields‘ First Lines book of poetry ‘I Am That Woman‘. Thank you Anne! Review of I am That Woman, by Vanessa Shields (Windsor, On: Black Moss Press, 2013) 64 pp. paper Here is title number nine in Books... Read more »

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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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