Book Review: I Am That Woman

 Anne Burke, Chair of the Feminist Caucus, League of Canadian Poets gave her time to review Vanessa Shields‘ First Lines book of poetry ‘I Am That Woman‘. Thank you Anne! Review of I am That Woman, by Vanessa Shields (Windsor, On: Black Moss Press, 2013) 64 pp. paper Here is title number nine in Books... Read more »

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Vanessa Shields Interview on CBC’s ‘The Bridge’ for her book ‘I Am That Woman’

Listen up! Author Vanessa Shields was interviewed by Sara Elliott from CBC Radio’s The Bridge! She talks about the challenge to balance her creative life with motherhood, she reads from her new book and she promotes the upcoming Triple Book Launch on Thursday, January 23, 2014. Listen to the interview here!  

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Triple Book Launch Set for Thursday, January 23!

John B Lee, April Bulmer and Vanessa Shields will be launching their newest books from Black Moss Press in a triple book launch poetry extravaganza on Thursday, January 23, 2014. The intention of the night’s festivities is to celebrate poetry – and get the crowd writing too! Poetry is accessible and fun – that’s the... Read more »

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Hear Here! Episode #1 – Welcome to Hear Here!

Welcome to the first episode of Hear Here, Black Moss Press’ video blog. Stay tuned via our site and our Youtube Channel for upcoming episodes. In Episode #1 we welcome you to this amazing new video blog! What is it and how does it work? Do you have an idea you’d like us to talk about?... Read more »

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Call for Submissions: 3 Days in August Anthology

Black Moss will be publishing a new anthology, 3 Days in August, all about Windsor: the good, the bad, the parts you love, the parts you hate, and the parts you love to hate. Check out the poster for the call for submissions and get your work in before the deadline to be a part... 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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Black Moss’ Kate Hargreaves Wins WEA Literary Award

The Windsor Endowment for the Arts announced the winners of their annual awards today, among them Black Moss editor/designer Kate Hargreaves, who was selected for the Emerging Artist grant in the Literary category. Last year, Black Moss author Vanessa Shields shared the award with poet Robert Earl Stewart. Other winners this year include the Broken City Lab Artist Collective, musician Crissi Cochrane and performing artist Chris Rabideau. The... Read more »

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Guest Blog: Poetry is Essential by Vanessa Shields

Guest Blog: Poetry is Essential by Vanessa Shields The following quotes are taken from Elements of Poetry by Robert Scholes (1968)  “I, too, dislike I it [poetry]: there are things that are important beyond all this fiddle. Reading it, however, with a perfect contempt for it, one discovers in it after all, a place for the genuine”... Read more »

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Launched: Laughing Through a Second Pregnancy

Laughing Through A Second Pregnancy is Vanessa Shields’ debut book. Written in her uniquely candid style, it’s a hilarious memoir of one woman’s experiences preparing for her second child while caring for her first. Vanessa Shields was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, where she currently resides with her husband and two children. When she’s... Read more »

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