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: 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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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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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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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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Spotlight on Bruce Meyer

Head on over to the Blake Jones Review to see a spotlight on Bruce Meyer. Click the link to read a selection of poetry, short stories and interviews written by Bruce: link.

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Praise for House of Shifting Time

We’re pleased to present three glowing reviews of Laurence Hutchman’s recent book of poetry The House of Shifting Time. “I’ve followed the career of Laurence Hutchman through many books and years. It is gratifying to see that he’s lost none of his expressive genius. What I’m always struck with in his work is his ability to... 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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Bruce Meyer Blurb

McNally Robinson, an online bookseller has written a short, but glowing review of Bruce Meyer’s 1967. Follow the link to read more: link.

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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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Denis Robillard Reading

Join us in Sault Ste. Marie on August 22nd, from 2:30pm-3:30pm for a showcase of one of Windsor’s finest poets. Denis Robillard will be presenting his newest book of poetry Ask the River, a blend of history and culture, an exploration of what makes Windsor unique.

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Poetry at the Manor Vol 6

It’s been a busy summer gearing up for a lot of fall activities. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been eagerly awaiting the 2018 instalment of Poetry at the Manor. Our lineup of poets laureate this year is a great one, featuring poets from all across Canada. Over the next few weeks we will... Read more »

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Haiku Conference

Thank you everyone who made it out to the 2017 Haiku Canada Conference. The event was a great success! Please visit Anna Yin’s blog at the following link for all the details. Check out the video below for highlights and photos from the conference.  

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Kara Smith Review

Head on over to Debbie Okun Hill’s blog for a review of Kara Smith’s newest book of poetry The Artists of Crow County: link.

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1967: Centennial Year Cover Reveal

The 67s Editing Team, under Black Moss Press, is happy to reveal the cover of Bruce Meyer’s upcoming work, 1967: Centennial Year. The main title, 1967, is the most prominent aspect of the cover because it is the focus and selling point of the book. “1967” is also featured in a number of the poem titles, connecting... Read more »

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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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