A Crazy Man Thinks He’s Ernest in Paris

In her third collection, Terry Ann Carter responds to the tragic story of her schizophrenic brother. A Crazy Man Thinks He’s Ernest in Paris is a foray into the world of “voices”, mathematics, hospitals, and art. With sketches of McLean’s Mental Hospital, America’s premier mental hospital, which sheltered John Nash, Sylvia Plath, and Robert Lowell... Read more »

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Rocking on the Edge

We live in edgy times, and Ronnie R. Brown’s newest poetry collection, Rocking on the Edge, looks at every-day people teetering on the brink. Using her trademark style of micro-fictional poetry, Brown chronicles the sad realizations of an exotic dancer who knows she’s “polished that silver pole a little too long,” as well as offering... Read more »

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Paper Affair

Paper Affair encompasses all the stages of Susan McMaster’s lyrical and engaging “page poetry,” from her first solo collection published in 1986 up to her new poems from 2009, and casts an interesting light on her performance poetry. This new collection from one of our premier poets showcases works of uncommon spirituality, explorations into philosophy and... Read more »

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Crossing Arcs

Crossing Arcs: Alzheimer’s, my mother, and me is a collection of poems that chronicle and explore the loss of Susan’s mother’s memory to Alzheimer’s Disease. Tragedy, humour and a positive outlook on a situation over which one has no control are themes in a collection that draws readers into the minds and the thoughts of both... Read more »

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Generation

After spending much of her teaching career in Ontario, poet Bernice Lever has retired to her native British Columbia where she continues to write. Bernice has worked on several literary magazines, including the award-winning WAVES, which she edited from 1972 – 1987. She also worked for two years in an executive position for the League... Read more »

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Holy Cards: Dead Women Talking

holy cards: dead women talking by Penny-Anne Beaudoin is a collection of narrative poems focusing on the histories and legends of women saints from both the Eastern Orthodox and Roman traditions. The poems are interwoven with contemporary themes of women’s place in religion and society, female sexuality, violence against women, and the evolution of a... Read more »

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You Tell Me

People generously gave me their stories. My duty as a writer was to be like a sponge on the ocean bottom, absorbing these tales, filtering them, embellishing, poeticizing, but keeping the heart of them, then passing them back out. I want these stories to belong to everyone. I want them to resonate. I want a... Read more »

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Within Within – #

In his first volume of poetry in 15 years, award-winning author Peter Levitt has used his compelling poetic skill bring to life poems of great intimacy that affirm the essential connection all things share. Within Within brings to life the local world Levitt loves in a way that undeniably places beneath our feet “the unmoving... Read more »

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Missionary Positions

Missionary Positions is a collection of inter-connected short, short stories about a fictitious school called The Daycare Learning Company and interaction of the staff among themselves and with their administrator – Missionary Boss Woman. The writing is witty, entertaining, poignant, perceptive and jarring. Sometimes the stories make the reader shake with laughter. Other times, the... Read more »

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Totally Unused Heart

Totally Unused Heart is the first book in the second half of internationally- acclaimed, award-winning Canadian poet John B. Lee’s writing life. As such it brings together poems written over a period of the past two years and includes some of the best to date. As the author observes in an interview, “there is an increasing complexity... Read more »

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Wrapped Within Again

Robert Hilles’s fifteenth book, and twelfth book of poetry, continues his fas- cination with the complexities of daily life. For the first time in one volume readers are able to have the best poems spanning his career to date. Throughout this volume, the Governor General’s Award-winning poet writes poems that are at times philosophical, tender,... Read more »

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Leaving Footsteps

This anthology brings together the best poetry by southwestern Ontario women writers. The work includes engaging passages of poetic prose, long poems and short verse, all of which explore the imagination and interest in women’s thoughts, emotions and issues. These are writers who hail from small towns, farms and cities from Toronto south to Windsor.... Read more »

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Reading Like a Girl

In Reading Like a Girl, Rishma Dunlop explores themes of immigration, Punjabi Sikh heritage, suburban life in the late 1950s and 1960s, diasporic and hybrid identity, the construction of a life through reading literature, comic book heroes and postcolonial education. The poet creates a lush land- scape of contrasts and paradoxes, scenes that include women in saris... Read more »

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Robert Sward: The Collected Poems

“Robert Sward is the master of the logical incongruity – the very essence of sur- prise and delight in poetry. He is a compassionate storyteller who looks at life through the sincerity and profundity of genuine wit, always rising above the ordinary, the mundane and the despairing” from the introduction by Bruce Meyer. Robert Sward’s... Read more »

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The Farm on the Hill He Calls Home

With the publication of John B. Lee’s memoir of growing up on a farm in southwestern Ontario, Black Moss has launched its first title in its Settlements series, This is a series of books where Canadian artists reflect on the land, the neighbourhood and the “place” in their lives; thereby telling the story of this country.... Read more »

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Songs of the Wounded: New and Selected Poems

Greg Cook is one of the most prolific poets on the east coast. This Yarmouth- born writer celebrates his long career as a poet with this newest book, Songs of the Wounded: New and Selected Poems. As he will tell you, in a way all poems become love poems, and art, like love, is an act... Read more »

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Now that We Know Who We Are

In this first of the First Lines series, a series devoted to writers publishing their first book of poetry, Carlinda D’Alimonte charts the emergence of a writer through memories of growing up in the 1950’s and 60’s as the child of Italian immigrants. She explores many of her parents’ early immigrant expe- riences, probing her mother’s trip... Read more »

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Terry Ann Carter in Cambodia

Day Moon Rising, Terry Ann Carter’s fourth collection of poetry encompasses the struggles and hopes of Cambodia. The effortless way she combines haiku and lyric poetry provides a humbling and inspiring look at the history of Cambodia, and the nation’s attempt to rise above thier hardships. As Terry Ann says, “poetry is another way to recount... Read more »

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Robert Hilles Reads Noise Rises

Take a listen to this great recording of poet Robert Hilles reading the poem “Noise Rises” from his 2010 Black Moss Press collection Partake. Hilles releases his new book time lapse with Black Moss in Spring 2012.

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