Vanessa Shields Readings

Vanessa Shields is continuing her tour of Look At Her for National Poetry Month. If you haven’t gotten your signed copy yet follow the link to Vanessa’s website to find a reading near you!

High School Reading

Please enjoy these photos of Laurence Hutchman, Daniel Lockhart, Vanessa Shields and Kara Smith reading at St. Joseph’s High School. Thank you again to the Poets for taking the time to bring their poetry into the high school, and thank you to St. Joseph’s for welcoming us into the school.

All Four Love Reading Success

Thank you to everyone for coming out to the All 4 Love reading at the Thames Art Gallery and making the event a huge success! The event featured readings by poets Cornelia Hoogland, Vanessa Shields, Kara Smith, and Debbie Okun Hill. Please enjoy the following pictures from the event. If you missed out and you… Read more »

Vanessa Shields Signings

Happy 2017 everyone! Heres a little update on some of the things Vanessa Shields is getting up to in the new year. Click the link for a list of events and signings that she will be featured in.

Look At Her Review

It is my pleasure to share with you a glowing review by Ronnie R. Brown of Vanessa Shields’ Look At Her, now in its second print run. Follow the link to Vanessa’s website to read all about it: link. Congratulations Vanessa!

Vanessa Shields and Roger Nash

Vanessa Shields is bringing Look At Her to a city near you as she wraps up her tour. On November 13rd she will be in Toronto at the Junction Reads and Writes Series. Following this on 13th she will appear in Whiteby for Bookapalooza, a literary fair with readings and special guests. Wrapping up her tour,… Read more »

Poetry at the Manor Vol 4

This years instalment of Poetry at the Manor is less than two weeks away! Make sure you arrive early on October 27th to Willistead Manor as past gatherings have been standing room only. This year we have are honoured to host poets from across Canada, with Yvonne Blomer (Victoria, British Columbia), Micheline Maylor (Calgary, Alberta), Anna… Read more »

Look At Her

In her follow up to I Am That Woman, Shields’ new collection of poetry is rooted in questions, answers and reflections about womanhood that pulsate through her lived experience as mother, poet, wife, daughter and friend. Whether Shields is reaching into her past – the history, the women, the houses; or holding the present in her… Read more »

Upcoming Launches

Black Moss Press is kicking off the fall season with several events featuring a wide variety of writers. Leading the way is Vanessa Shields launching her newest book of poetry Look At Her on September 22nd at the Studio Theatre Jackman Dramatic Arts Centre of the University of Windsor. Poet Vanessa Shields always dazzles audiences with her… Read more »

Vanessa Shields Look At Her Tour

Hi everyone. It’s a busy time at the press, what with launching 6 books this season (with a 7th on the way.) And we want to make sure that you’re all caught up on tour dates and signings for your favourites. So we’re sending our authors far and wide in an effort to make sure… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Vanessa Shields Interview

Vanessa Shields is a mother and a poet who lives and writes in Windsor, ON. Her passion for poetry and storytelling extends into her work as a film & television producer and the creation of Mouth Piece Storytelling, a storytelling series she created and hosts in Windsor. Her second book of poetry will be published… Read more »

Poetry at the Manor Vol. 3

Here at the press we’re gearing up for Poetry at the Manor on Thursday. We have 5 poets coming from all over Ontario to regale you in the beautiful surroundings of Willistead Manor. Don’t miss John B. Lee, Anna Yin, Debbie Okun Hill, Roger Nash, Terry Burns and of course Windsor’s own Marty Gervais. Vanessa… Read more »

Poetry Readings and Launches

October 1st Poetry Reading: On October 1st Windsor Atelier Virginianne welcomed four Black Moss Press authors to the stage. Peter Hrastovec warmed the crowd up with his humorous poetry, specifically the piece from his latest book in which he makes the acquaintance of Earnest Hemingway. He was followed by Mary Ann Mulhern who rendered the room… Read more »

READING: Bluewater Reading Series

Check out the Bluewater Reading Series on November 8 featuring two BMP authors, John B. Lee and Vanessa Shields! Free admission, this is a great event to hear words from various poets in Sarnia, Ontario.

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 »

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 »