Laurie Smith Interview

This week we’re very pleased to present an interview with Windsor poet Laurie Smith. Studying under Alistair MacLeod, she has her MA in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor. She is the Co-Publisher/Editor at Cranberry Tree Press, and she runs creative writing workshops. Her newest book of poetry, Suck and Spit (2020), is... Read more »

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Mary Ann Mulhern Interview

Today’s interview is with poet laureate Mary Ann Mulhern about her latest book The Midnight Moon Sings of Murder. This is her 8th full book of poetry, and it focuses on the tragic murder of the Donnelly family. Please enjoy this interview and excerpts! Q: Can you tell us how you decided to write about this... Read more »

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Elizabeth Zetlin Interview

We missed poetry month so much that we decided to continue it on through the remainder of the quarantine. We hope everyone is staying safe and keeping well. This week we’re featuring Elizabeth Zetlin, Owen Sound’s first poet laureate from 2007-2008. She initiated the Poet Laureate map of Canada project, and has travelled across Canada giving... Read more »

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Poetry Month Feature: Eva Kolacz

Thank you for following along with us throughout poetry month. Here at Black Moss Press it’s Poetry Month every month and we’re a little sad to see it go. Our final poetry month feature is artist and poet, Eva Kolacz. She left her native Poland to come to Canada, where she graduated from the Fine Arts Department... Read more »

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Poetry Month Feature: Robert Hilles

Would you believe we’re in week four of National Poetry Month already? This week brings us an interview with Robert Hilles, a long time Black Moss Poet and past recipient of the Governor General’s award for Cantos from a Small Room. Robert’s poetry focuses on capturing the quiet moments of life, his writing style is lyric... Read more »

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Poetry Month Feature: Samantha Badaoa

Week three of National Poetry Month brings us an interview with an up and coming slam poet. Publishing her first book with Black Moss Press this month, and Windsor’s Youth Poet Laureate, Samantha Badaoa is one to watch out for. Her poetry is fresh and raw, exploring the heart of things like religion and love... Read more »

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Poetry Month Feature: Vanessa Shields

It’s week two of National Poetry Month, and we’re delighted to present an exclusive interview with Vanessa Shields! Shields is the author of Look at Her (2016) and I am That Woman (2013), as well as editor to Whiskey Sour City (2013). Her poetry also appears in Because We Have All Lived Here (2017) a collection of poetry about the history... Read more »

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Poetry Month Feature: D A Lockhart

Hello lovely poetry fans! We hope you’re as excited as we are to kick off poetry month! To celebrate we’ll be featuring one poet every Wednesday with an exclusive interview and a poem or two. Without further ado, we’d like to introduce you to D A Lockhart, author of Big Medicine Comes to Erie (2016) and This City... Read more »

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Anna Yin on Poetry and Truth

Visit the Puritan Magazine’s website for a guest blog post by Anna Yin titled “Poetry and Truth.” Enjoy: link.

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André Narbonne Interview

Please enjoy Rob Mclennan’s interview with Black Moss Press author André Narbonne: link

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Bruce Meyer Talks 1967

Learn more about Bruce Meyer’s 1967: Centennial Year, an upcoming book of poetry from Black Moss Press.

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Barry Brodie Talks Tom Thompson

Details about Tom Thompson: On the Threshold of Magic, Barry Brodie’s first book with Black Moss Press.

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Roger Nash CBC Morning North

Follow the link to listen to a radio show in which Roger Nash and his wife Chris Nash read 50 year old love letters that they sent back and forth to each other: link. In a world of instant messaging, Facebook and Skype it’s difficult to think about what it was like years ago when these things... Read more »

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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 »

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Terry Burns Interview

Terry Burns is a writer, visual artist and arts administrator who grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, lived in the Toronto area for about twenty years, and now lives in the country near Owen Sound, Ontario. She has just completed a two-year term as Owen Sound Poet Laureate, and just prior to that was the... Read more »

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Debbie Okun Hill Interview

Debbie Okun Hill is a Canadian poet, blogger and freelance writer. She is a past president of The Ontario Poetry Society, a member of both the League of Canadian Poets and the Writers Union of Canada and a new member of the Canadian Authors Association. Her work has appeared in over 115 different publications and websites... Read more »

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Roger Nash Interview

Bombed out of his pram in Maidenhead, U.K. during the war, Roger Nash grew up in Singapore and Egypt before completing his B.A. at the University of Wales (Swansea), his M.A. at McMaster University, and then his Ph.D. at Exeter University. On top of being a prolific writer of award winning poetry, short fiction, journal... Read more »

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Chad Norman Radio Interview

Please enjoy a radio interview with Chad Norman courtesy of 94.9 CHRW, University of Western Ontario. The interview was performed by Jenny Jay in her For Better or Verse poetry series.

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John B. Lee Interview

In 2005, John B. Lee was inducted as Poet Laureate of Brantford in perpetuity and in 2011 he was appointed Poet Laureate of Norfolk County. A recipient of over sixty prestigious international awards for his writing, he is the winner of the $10, 000 CBC Literary Award for Poetry and the only two-time recipient of... Read more »

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Anna Yin Interview

Emily Dickinson enthusiast and table tennis master, Anna Yin was born in China, and immigrated to Canada in 1999. Although a software developer by nature, Anna found that through her study of the English language she became more and more attracted to poetry. She has authored five poetry books, including Wings Toward Sunlight (2011) and... Read more »

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