Prompted by Happiness Book Launch

Tune in tomorrow evening on Zoom as Elizabeth Zetlin launches her latest book of poetry Prompted by Happiness! Tomorrow evening at 7pm we encourage you to follow the link to the Zoom meeting to enjoy a live reading! Watch the trailer below for more information and a special look at what to expect! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82994506762?pwd=THFCb2t0ZmVEMDhydi9jL2VmUk1Rdz09

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Tonight: Poetry at the Manor Vol 8

Be sure to tune in tonight at 7pm for this year’s Poetry at the Manor! The video will go live on Mayor Drew Dilkens’ YouTube channel so keep an eye on it!

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Poetry at the Manor Vol 8 2020

Poetry at the Manor gets a different look this year, but we’re still bringing you quality poetry from Poets Laureate across Canada. Due to restrictions surrounding COVID-19, we are unable to host this event in historic Willistead Manor in Windsor. However, Windsor’s Poet Laureate Emeritus Marty Gervais, Poet Laureate Mary Ann Mulhern, and the City... Read more »

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Tùkhòne Preview

We’re so pleased to be able to share these previews of DA Lockhart’s upcoming book of poetry Tùkhòne. The Miramichi Reader has shared a selection of the Haibun, which draws inspiration from notable Detroit musicians. The /temz/ Review has shared a variety of Lockhart’s poems, some are from this upcoming collection, and some are not. Definitely check it out to get... Read more »

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A Thousand Ways to Kiss the Earth Virtual Reading and Interview

Lisa Shatzky’s newest collection of poetry, A Thousand Ways to Kiss the Earth, is being launched in October 2020, and to kick off the festivities we’re happy to present a video of Lisa Shatzky reading a poem from her latest book. We’re also pleased to share this interview with Lisa, created by the Bowen Island... Read more »

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Fire and Water Great Lakes Reading Series

Follow the link to enjoy the first instalment of the Great Lakes Reading Series, a virtual reading by Eva Kolacz and Laurence Hutchman. Featuring poems from their newest book Fire and Water, a collection of love poems written to each other and lushly illustrated by Eva. This book is not to be missed and is... Read more »

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Samantha Badaoa and Laurie Smith Virtual Launch

We’re pleased to release this virtual launch for Samantha Badaoa’s So am I and Laurie Smith’s Suck and Spit, to stand in for the traditional launch that would have taken place. Samantha Badaoa is Windsor, Ontario’s inaugural youth poet laureate. She specializes in slam poetry that ranges from topics of family and religion to her experiences with love... Read more »

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lisa shatzky Reading

We’re so pleased to share a video of lisa shatzky reading her newest poem Beautiful Black Man, a poem to the memory of George Floyd. lisa shatzky’s newest book of poetry A Thousand Ways to Kiss the Earth will be launching this October, and is a book of poetry that addresses current events and the... Read more »

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Bruce Meyer Reading 1967

As we work our way through this quarantine we wanted to look back on better times when we were able to gather freely and celebrate together. At Black Moss we couldn’t think of a better time to look back to than the year Canada celebrated its 150th birthday, and Bruce Meyer launched his celebratory book... Read more »

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Viral Book Launch

As many of you may or may not know, we had intended to launch two of our books today. These two books have been worked on very diligently by our student team over the last eight months. This book launch would have given them the chance to share the fruits of their labour with all... Read more »

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By the River Reading Series

Join us December 11th for a special Black Moss Press instalment of the By the River reading series. Launching his newest book of poetry, Laurence Hutchman will be presenting House of Shifting Time. This collection of poetry is Laurence at his finest, each poem is a tribute to a famous figure in Canadian history. Laurence... Read more »

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Poet Laureate Celebration

Join Black Moss poet Vanessa Shields in conversation with Windsor’s new Poet Laureate Mary Ann Mulhern, and Youth Poet Laureate Samantha Badaoa this Monday. The event, hosted by Biblioasis bookstore, will begin at 6:30pm and feature Poet Laureate Emeritus Marty Gervais. The event is free to the public and will include poetry readings, book sales... Read more »

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Anna Yin Battle of the Bards

Join Anna Yin as she enters the 11th Annual Battle of the Bards on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 at 7:30PM in the Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre. The cost is $10 per person, however it’s free if you’re a Friend of the Festival, Student/Youth (25 and under) or a Member of the League of Canadian Poets. For... Read more »

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In the Face of It

We would like to invite you to join us as we celebrate the launch of In the Face of It. This year’s group of students at the University of Windsor have worked tirelessly to bring you this special publication: a collection of photographs and stories by Windsor photographer Douglas MacLellan. Come out Thursday April 4th... Read more »

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Poetry at the Manor Vol 6 2018

A big thank you to everyone who came, making our sixth instalment of Poetry at the Manor a huge success. With a staggering attendance of 250, you are the reason we are able to continue to have these events year after year. A big thank you to each of the poets who agreed to make the... Read more »

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Poetry at the Manor Vol 6 2018

Just five days to go before Windsor’s biggest poetry event of the year! Join us at Willistead Manor on October 2nd at 7pm, where Windsor Poet Laureate Marty Gervais will welcome Poets Laureate from across Canada. This year’s lineup includes John B. Lee, Chloé LaDuchesse, Lauren Best, Marilyn Gear Pilling and Afua Cooper. Be sure... Read more »

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Poetry at the Manor 2018 Line-up

Every year the City of Windsor and Marty Gervais, its Poet Laureate, team up to host one of the biggest poetry events in Ontario. The historic Willistead Manor is repurposed for this gala event in which Poets Laureate from across Canada make the trek to Windsor to participate in a reading. This year Poetry at... Read more »

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Morning Song Book Launch

Ah Autumn. The season of pumpkin spice, colourful leaves, and of course book launches! Join us September 23rd for the launch of Carlinda D’Alimonte’s newest book of poetry with Black Moss Press. From 2pm-4pm at the Bourbon on Ottawa street in Windsor, Carlinda will be reading a selection of poems from her latest book Morning Song, a... Read more »

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John B. Lee at Poetry at the Manor Vol 6

Everyone who knows Poetry at the Manor knows John B. Lee. In 2005 John B. Lee was inducted as Poet Laureate of Brantford in perpetuity. In 2011 he was appointed Poet Laureate of Norfolk County (2011-14) and in 2015 Honourary Poet Laureate of Norfolk County for life. An amazing poet, he has rightly won many awards... Read more »

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