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.

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Shirley Graham Guest Blog!

Black Moss Press author Shirley Graham wrote a guest blog for Gail Anderson-Dargatz about her obsession with the colour blue and her collection of poems “Book of Blue.” Check it out here!

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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 »

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REVIEW: Debbie Okun Hill’s “Tarnished Trophies” by John B. Lee

Tarnished Trophies   Debbie Okun Hill Black Moss Press, 2014, 88 pp. ISBN 978-0-88753-528-4 Review by John B. Lee In a recent conversation former hockey player Wayne Gretzky — the Great One — is quoted as saying, “If I were playing in the NHL today …” and it is not difficult to infer a certain level... Read more »

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REVIEW: Debbie Okun Hill’s “Tarnished Trophies”

Athletes’ Journey –A Review of Debbie Okun Hill’s “Tarnished Trophies” By Anna Yin I am sitting in the gym of the University of Alberta, watching the 2014 Canadian Table Tennis Games. Between games, I open Debbie Okun Hill’s “Tarnished Trophies”. This is Mrs. Hill’s first collection of poetry. It paints a picture of the athletic... Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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REVIEW: Debbie Hill’s “Tarnished Trophies”

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

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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 »

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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 »

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CONGRATULATIONS to Deb Hill!

CONGRATULATIONS to Black Moss Press author Deb Hill who has been accepted as a member of both The League of Canadian Poets and The Writers’ Union of Canada! So much to be proud of!

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Editing and Publishing Practicum Students Donate to Raise-A-Reader

Congratulations to Marty Gervais and the University of Windsor’s Editing and Publishing practicums for being recognized for their efforts in donating $1000 for Postmedia’s Raise-a-Reader Day, a campaign that aspires to raise funds for literacy. Well done!   To read about and watch a video on how great these students are: http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2014/06/17/students-aim-to-inspire-with-donation/

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Deb Okun Hill READING in Sarnia!

Black Moss Press author Deb Hill will be reading from her new book, Tarnished Trophies this SUNDAY at the Dante Club in Sarnia. The event will be commemorating Italian Heritage Month, and is being hosted conjunction with the Italo-Canadian Cultural Club/Laziali di Sarnia and the Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW). To read more about... Read more »

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Sandra Lynxleg Reading in West Kelowna!

Black Moss Press author Sandra Lynxleg will be reading at 7:00PM on Wednesday June 18 at the Westbank Branch Library in the Okanagan.

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Hugh MacDonald’s “Cold Against the Heart” Chosen to Celebrate The Charlottetown Conference

Congratulations to Black Moss Press author Hugh MacDonald, whose book of poetry Cold Against the Heart was chosen to help celebrate 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference, which led to Canada’s birth.   MacDonald’s book was chosen as part of the P.E.I. Public Library’s yearly promotion celebrating authors originating in P.E.I. Usually known as One... Read more »

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The Book of Places by Yvonne Blomer – A Review in Coastal Spectator

Congratulations to poet Yvonne Blomer on getting a solid review for her book of poetry, The Book of Places, in the Coastal Spectator! Read the review here.

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Words With Writers Features Marty Gervais!

A new, locally made site that features local authors features our very own Marty Gervais! Check it out – and be sure to stay tuned to this site for more features on Black Moss Press writers! http://the30.ca/words-with-writers-ep-1-marty-gervais-2/

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Poetry At The Manor Vol. 2 – This Thursday, October 3rd

Just a friendly reminder that Poetry at the Manor, Volume 2 will take place this upcoming Thursday, October 3, 2013! Please visit our Facebook Event page and let us know if you’ll be joining us!

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Bruce Meyer’s Book Launch – ‘The Obsession Book of Timbuktu’ – Oct 2013

Congratulations to Bruce Meyer for his upcoming Black Moss Press release: The Obsession Book of Timbuktu!

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