VIDEO: When Angels Weep

MPP Percy Hatfield read from Mary Ann Mulhern’s book When Angels Weep in the Ontario Legislature, in order to address the It’s Never Okay Action Plan to end sexual assault. You can watch it below. This book was edited by a group of English students working in the Editing and Publishing program at the University of… Read more »

Sunday with the Tigers at #1

We have great news to share: yesterday, Sunday with the Tigers was at #1 on in the Sports section. Congratulations to Dale Jacobs, the authors, and the students who worked on this book for this fantastic achievement. We’re thrilled to finally have this book in our hands and we hope everyone is enjoying these stories.

CBC: Sunday with the Tigers

Editor Dale Jacobs and author Susan Holbrook were recently interviewed by CBC about Sunday with the Tigers. Dale explained why he wanted to take on this project, and Susan talked about what it was like to go to her first baseball game. You can listen to the interview here.

Spring Book Launch

Our Spring Book Launch is fast approaching. Check out the poster below and come to the Caboto Club on April 8, 2015, to witness the launch of three new Black Moss Press books by the University of Windsor’s publishing class.

Sunday With the Tigers in The Windsor Star

Sunday With the Tigers, edited by Dale Jacobs, has been highlighted by The Windsor Star. The article also recognizes the work of the publishing practicum class and the other two spring books it is producing: Sidelines and Make Me, Remake Me.

VIDEO: Spring Books Press Conference

The Windsor Star has released a video about Thursday night’s press conference at the Windsor Star News Cafe. Authors Peter Hrastovec, John Wing, and Dale Jacobs join Marty Gervais and his publishing class to discuss three upcoming books by Black Moss Press. Our spring books will launch April 8, 2015, at the Giovanni Caboto Club at… Read more »

Press Conference Feb 26: Spring Launching Books

We’re going to be announcing our three spring-launching books–Sunday With The Tigers (edited by Dale Jacobs), Make Me, Remake Me (by Gillian Cott) and Sidelines (by Peter Hrastovec). We’re going to be filling your ears with poetry and prose. And we’re going to be filling your bellies with wine. Come this Thursday February 26 to… Read more »

Make Me Remake Me: An Interview with Gillian Cott

Get to know Black Moss Press’ newest author, Gillian Cott as she talks about the experiences that led her to write spring-launching book, Make Me Remake Me: Writing Myself Across Two Continents.

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 »


Big things are happening at Black Moss Press as we prepare to launch our fall line of books! Check out our new fall catalogue to get a preview of what Black Moss has brewing in the coming weeks. Fall Catalogue  

October 8: POETRY at the MANOR

Join publisher Marty Gervais at POETRY AT THE MANOR on October 8. Listen to some of Canada’s Poet Laureates and special guests present some of their own beautiful words.

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 »

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 »

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 »

REVIEW: Debbie Hill’s “Tarnished Trophies”

An amazing review was posted on 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… Here’s the link… Read more »

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 »

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 »