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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
I’ll be reading with Patrick Friesen and Stan Rogal at the Art Bar Poetry Series next Tuesday, April 28, 8pm, at the Black Swan Tavern, 154 Danforth in Toronto. Come one, come all!
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]