A journalist, poet, and publisher at Black Moss Press, Marty Gervais is a touchstone of CanLit
is a poet, journalist, historian and photographer whose historical works have been Canadian bestsellers. In 1998, Gervais received the prestigious Harbourfront Festival Prize for his work in advancing the careers of other writers through Black Moss Press, one of Canada's oldest publishing houses. His own book The Rumrunners reached the top 10 in the bestsellers for non-fiction in Canada, and since its release has sold nearly 40,000 copies. With his journalism, Gervais has interviewed a wide assortment of figures from Mother Teresa and Muhammad Ali to Arthur Miller and Jimmy Carter. His journalism also has taken him all over the world, from covering the war in Iraq and Holy Week in Jurusalem to championship boxing in Bosnia and Argentina. His column My Town, published in The Windsor Star, won him numerous journalism awards. Marty Gervais in 2012, was named Windsor’s first poet laureate. He was also honoured with the Queen's Jubilee Medal.