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Sequence Special Edition with a Hand-Lettered Valentine

Flowers? Check. Chocolate? Check. Poetry? House of Anansi’s got you covered. Their collection of Special Edition Poetry, which includes my own Sequence, will make the perfect gift for your Valentine. Each limited-edition hardcover book included in the collection was printed and bound at Coach House on bpNichol Lane in Toronto, in a limited edition of only 50 printings each. […]

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Patrick Pilarski reviews Sequence

Patrick M. Pilarski reviews Sequence for Vallum

The result is a long poem that at different times appears modern and ancient, common and rare, solitary and communal. The effect works beautifully. What makes it so engaging? The answer seems to rest in a series of risky stylistic choices made by the author. As I said before, the reviews for Sequence are pouring […]

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The Search for Wonder

Events and moments slip the bonds of chronology to find connection, or sequence, through their common essence.. The reviews for my book, Sequence, are starting to pour in. Take a look at Alison Goodwin’s review on ARC Poetry Magazine’s website: Alison Goodwin, The Search for Wonder, A.F. Moritz’s Sequence. [I’ve also posted a link to […]

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Read “The Clock” on NewPoetry.ca

                                             … Star systems were conceived and died in the silences between each two. New Poetry published a new poem of mine today. It’s called “The Clock.” I hope you’ll read it and enjoy it!  Then, […]

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IFOA: Best Canadian Poetry 2015 Launch

I am excited to be a part of the launch of The Best Canadian Poetry 2015 at the International Festival of Authors. This event takes place at 7:30 p.m. on October 30th on the Lakeside Terrace at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. This year’s Best Canadian Poetry 2015 in English was edited by Jacob McArthur Mooney […]

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An Essay and Two Poems in The Volta

I have an essay and two poems in the October 2015 edition of The Volta online. This edition was edited and introduced by Johanna Skibsrud and John Melillo. Do read their fantastic introduction, The Art of Losing, and have a look around at the full complement of this month’s writers. Here’s a link to my […]

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McGill Lecture : The Sequential Poem

As part of my visit to Montreal next week, I will be delivering a lecture on the campus of McGill University entitled The Sequential Poem: Formal and Philosophical Dimensions. This lecture, which is sponsored by McGill University and the Canada Council via the Writers’ Union of Canada, will take place on Tuesday, October 13, at […]

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Résonance Reading Series in Montreal

On Tuesday, October 13, I will do a solo reading in Montréal at the Résonance Reading Series. This event features my new book, Sequence, and begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Résonance Café, 5175 Avenue du Parc. Call 514-360-9629 for more information.

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Hot-Sauced Words

Along with fellow poet Jenny Sampirisi, I will be a featured reader at the first Fall 2015 installment of Toronto’s Hot-Sauced Words reading series. When? This Monday, September 28, at 7:30 p.m. Where? C’est What! Say What? James Dewar’s Hot-Sauced Words series has a new home: C’est What, 67 Front St. East (at Church St.) a popular resto-bar and […]

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High Park Reading Festival

I’ll be one of the readers at the High Park Reading Festival on Sunday, September 27, in Toronto. This event will run from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at High Park’s picnic site #19, located just south of the Grenadier Restaurant, across Colbourne Lodge Road. Each of the approximately 20 poets will read for about 5 minutes. […]

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Launch of Jeff Bien's In a Time of No Song

Launch of Jeff Bien’s In a Time of No Song

On Wednesday, September 23, at The Small Music Centre, 108 Shaw St., Studio 101, Toronto, M6J 2W5, I will be participating in the launch of Jeff Bien’s new book of poems, In a Time of No Song. I wrote the introduction to this book for Jeff and for the publisher, Exile Editions. The doors for this event […]

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Tree Reading Series

Tree Reading Series

I will be reading from my new book, Sequence, at the Tree Reading Series in Ottawa on Tuesday, September 8.  The reading begins at 8:00pm, but there is a publishing workshop with Avonlea Fotheringham at 6:45 if you’d like to arrive early. Both the workshop and the reading take place at Black Squirrel Books, 1073 […]

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Earth and Heaven Book Launch

Earth and Heaven Book Launch

On Tuesday, July 7, I will read with other contributors at the Toronto launch of Earth and Heaven: An Anthology of Myth Poetry, edited by Amanda Jernigan and Evan Jones, and recently published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd. The free event will be held at 6:00 p.m. at No One Writes To The Colonel, 460 College St., […]

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Northern District Library Reading

On Thursday, June 18, at 2:00 p.m., at Toronto’s Northern District Library, I will be reading from my new book, Sequence, along with fellow poets Ian Burgham (Midnight, Quattro Books), Chris Chambers (Thrillows & Despairos, Wolsak & Wynn) and Catherine Graham (Her Red Hair Rises With the Wings of Insects, Wolsak & Wynn). Orchardviewers June […]

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“Better Days” Featured on Words & Music

Words & Music is an hour-long weekly program on WMNR radio in which Will Duchon reads poems and pairs them with music he feels reflects the soul and energy of each poem. On Friday, May 22, Duchon featured my poem, “Better Days,” from The Sentinel, on the show, following it up by some “Reflections” by Duke Ellington. The […]

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An Evening of All Things Scottish at the Windup Bird Cafe

An Evening of All Things Scottish at the Windup Bird Café

On Sunday, May 24, from 6:00 – 8:00pm, I will be reading with Catherine Graham and Ian Burgham at the Windup Bird Café [382 College Street, Toronto]. At this celebration of all things Scottish, all three poets will be reading work inspired by Scotland or written by Scottish poets. Preceding the readings, the café will […]

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Open Book Toronto Poetry Special

Along with fellow Anansi poets Erin Mouré and Karen Solie, I took part in a special Poetry Month Q&A for Open Book Toronto. You can find that interview here: Poetry Month Special: Talking with Anansi Poets A.F. Moritz, Erin Mouré and Karen Solie.  

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CBC Quickie Couplet Contest

As part of their celebration of National Poetry Month, CBC Books hosted a “Quickie Couplet Contest” on April 7th. Followers on Twitter and Facebook were invited to complete couplets whose first lines were provided by eleven Canadian poets. I was lucky enough to be one of those eleven poets. Here’s my couplet! How would you […]

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CBC Magic 8 Interview

To celebrate National Poetry Month and the launch of my collection, Sequence, I took part in the CBC’s Magic 8 series of interviews. I had the pleasure of responding to questions posed by the following writers: Lynn Coady, J.B. McKinnon, David McGimpsey, Johanna Skibsrud, Kim Thùy, Alan Bradley, Charlotte Gray, and Shani Mootoo. Read the full article, […]

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Anansi Poetry Podcast with Damian Rogers

To celebrate this month’s release of my new collection, Sequence, Anansi Poetry editor Damian Rogers met with me at the Royal Ontario Museum for a one-on-one interview. This interview is now available as Anansi’s inaugural poetry podcast! Here’s a link to the Anansi Poetry Podcast site. And here’s Anansi’s Soundcloud file: You can also download […]

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Sequence Is Now In Print!

My new book of poems, Sequence, is now in print! Order the Book from Anansi now! Or, join me at the Toronto and Ottawa launches and purchase your copy in person!   Sequence Anansi, April 9, 2015 from the publisher In Sequence, the reader accompanies the poet step after step and breath after breath through a haunting […]

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Anansi Poetry Bash 2015: Toronto and Ottawa Dates

I’ll be launching my new book, Sequence, at the Anansi Poetry Bash in Toronto on April 15 and in Ottawa/Quebec on April 16. These are free events. Please come out and celebrate!!! TORONTO April 15, 7pm, free Tranzac, 292 Brunswick, Toronto, ON Readings by Shane Book, A.F. Moritz, Erin Moure, Karen Solie, and David O’Meara […]

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A Starred Review of Sequence in Quill & Quire

Quill & Quire has given Sequence, my forthcoming book from Anansi, a starred review. Of the book, Candace Fertile writes: The contemporary long poem as conceived by Moritz includes several aspects: epic, lyric, collage, montage, narrative, and meditation. The title suggests movement, and the poem is all about movement, both physical and emotional, although the overall […]

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Creative Writing Gala

On March 25, I will be reading with my student, Nicole Grimaldi, at this year’s Creative Writing Gala, showcasing students and mentors in the University of Toronto’s MA in the Field of Creative Writing. We will be joined by Charles Foran and his student Liz Windhorst Harmer. The Department of English will also announce the winner of the […]

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A. F. Moritz : Books Page

Welcome to the site. Please be sure to check out the Books Page and its three subsections: Forthcoming, In Print, and Out of Print/Special Order.  Over the next few months, I’ll be adding more content to this and other sections of the site. Look for archival reviews, audio and video recordings, an extended bibliography and a slew […]

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Sequence is on the CBC’s CANLIT List

Sequence has been featured on CBC’s Canlit 2015: 15 poetry collections to look for in 2015! Here’s what the CBC had to say about Sequence: The 19th poetry title by the former Griffin Poetry Prize winner and one of the country’s most revered living poets, Sequence offers a haunting world of intense observation. Built as one long poem, […]

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Sequence is Coming

My next book of poems, Sequence, will be published by Anansi on April 9, 2015. The Anansi Bash nights will take place in Toronto and Ottawa during the following week, on April 15 and 16, respectively. Exact times and venues are to follow. Please keep checking the Events Page for more details about these launches and about […]

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The Tradition: Print-On-Demand

The Tradition has been chosen one of the first group of books to be offered in a print-on-demand edition in Princeton University Press‘s new Princeton Legacy Series, a group of titles republished as print-on-demand from the press’s history back to 1906. Here’s a look at the original cover, from 1986: And here’s a link to the […]

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