Poetry Advent Calendar Day 2

Today’s poem comes from Elizabeth Zetlin from her latest collection of poetry Prompted by Happiness(2020). Born out of the intention to write a poem a day for a year, this collection has a broad range of emotion and topics. Today’s poem “Fully Happy” carries on the theme of togetherness and family. Fully Happy(after “Come Together,”... Read more »

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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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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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Black Moss Press Authors Reading

Want to catch your favourite Black Moss Author performing a public reading? We’ve compiled a list of upcoming readings from our 2011/2012 authors. Check out a reading near you! June 17 – Terry Ann Carter –  League of Canadian Poets AGM, book launch for Day Moon Rising, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. June 17 – Bernice Lever – poetry reading for League of... Read more »

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Photos from The Punctuation Field Book Launch

Elizabeth Zetlin launched her book The Punctuation Field earlier this month at the Downtown Bookstore in Owen Sound, Ontario.  Liz read with Owen Sound Poet Laureate Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm and audience members enjoyed punctuation truffles by Theo. Enjoy these photos from the launch!  

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It’s More Than Fame, It’s Community Pride: Poet Laureates

By Black Moss Press interns Jaclyn Wood, Rebecca Taylor, and Kristina Storey The City of Windsor is currently looking for their first Poet Laureate. The Ancient Greeks would pay tribute to their most notable poets by giving them this title; the Poet Laureate would be responsible for writing odes, which would celebrate royal events, such as... Read more »

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Andrew Armitage reviews The Punctuation Field

Andrew Armitage has written a glowing review of Elizabeth Zetlin’s The Punctuation Field for the Owen Sound Sun Times. He writes: “Liz Zetlin’s poems are a reading gift, a donation to stretching our creative minds.  They can be read, over and over, each reading bringing new meaning, new recognitions.” Read the full review here.

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Black Moss Press Fall 2011 Book Launches Announced

Black Moss Press is excited to launch our Fall 2011 line of books! Here are the details for upcoming book launches. More to come! Coming to Terms with a Child – Henry Beissel Thursday, Sept. 15th, 7pm Collected Works Bookstore 1242 Wellington St. West Ottawa, Ontario www.collected-works.com       The Pillow Books – Karen... Read more »

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The Punctuation Field

A newcomer to the Black Moss family, but certainly not a newcomer in the literary world, Elizabeth Zetlin releases her seventh book of poetry, The Punctuation Field. As the readers work their way through this delicately cultivated collection of nature poems, they are able to follow the blueprints of Liz’s imagination as she turns an... Read more »

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Elizabeth Zetlin

Elizabeth Zetlin’s previous publications include The Thing with Feathers (BuschekBooks), Taking Root (Seraphim Editions), Said the River (Penumbra Press), Connections (Always Press), and Ghost of Glenelg (Always Press), many being collaborations with visual artists. Her chapbook The Gourd Poems received the 1999 Canadian Poetry Association’s Shaunt Basmajian Award. Her poetry has also received a Stephen... Read more »

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