Poetry Advent Calendar Day 10

For day 10 we’re bringing you another poem from Roger Nash’s Zigzags. “Grandson” is exactly what you need in a poem about grandchildren. GRANDSON My six-year-old grandson enters a room by shaking himself and rolling in like a dice. More than one person has placed bets on him. He doesn’t know it yet. Out for a... Read more »

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Poetry Advent Calendar Day 9

Day nine brings us another poem from Bernice Lever’s 2016 collection Small Acts. “Grow Towards the Light” carries themes of nurturing the next generation.   GROW TOWARDS THE LIGHT Green house folks know sunshine twirling plants 360 degrees or aiming pot lights at every angle for even shine, training growth for smooth curves, equal-sided growth ever... Read more »

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Poetry Advent Calendar Day 3

Day 3 of out Poetry Advent Calendar brings us this beauty by lisa shatzky from her latest book A Thousand Ways to Kiss the Earth(2020). lisa’s newest collection of poetry addresses many of the problems facing the world today (the fires in Australia, climate change, etc…), her poems gently ask the reader to have courage... Read more »

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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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Poetry Advent Calendar

Hello poetry lovers. We’re very excited to introduce a new tradition for Black Moss Press: a poetry advent calendar. Starting December 1st and running until December 25th we will be featuring a poem each day from a Black Moss Press poet. Each featured poem is from a published collection of poetry that is available for... 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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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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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: 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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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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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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John B. Lee Fall 2019 Book

The weather is cold, but here at Black Moss the presses are hot as we gear up for our Fall 2019 books! This year we’ve got a lot planned for you all, it’s not every year you turn 50 right? So keep an eye on our blog and facebook as we release all the latest... 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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Roger Nash Readings and Award

Congratulations go to Roger Nash for being one of two finalists in the City of Sudbury’s Lifetime Award for Exceptional Achievement in the Arts. You can see Roger tomorrow, April 2, at 6 pm, where he will be a guest poet at an evening event at the Finlandia in Sudbury. Roger will also be at... Read more »

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Tom Thompson Cover Reveal

Threshold Publishing, a Black Moss team, is excited to release the cover of Barry Brodie’s book, TOM THOMSON On the Threshold of Magic. After much deliberating, designing, and collaborating, the design was finally chosen from a collection of mock-ups. The cover depicts a man in a canoe paddling into the unknown. Our intention with the... Read more »

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Vanessa Shields Signings

Happy 2017 everyone! Heres a little update on some of the things Vanessa Shields is getting up to in the new year. Click the link for a list of events and signings that she will be featured in.

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