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A Celebration of 10 Years of the Best Canadian Poetry

Join me at the International Festival of Authors on Sunday, October 29th to celebrate the launch of The Best of the Best Canadian Poetry in English. This 10th Anniversary issue presents the work of 90 poets chosen from the first nine volumes of the series. I will read alongside a host of poets whose work […]

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My Conversation With James Wood In This Week’s PRISM

This week, PRISM magazine published a conversation I had with James Wood, entitled: “In poetry, what is learned is of the blood”: An Interview with Award-Winning Poet A.F. Moritz.” Here’s a sampling of the questions Wood asked me: What inspired the writing of your most recent collection, Sequence (House of Anansi, 2015)? How do you see the new book’s relationship […]

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Measures of Astonishment Is In Print!

In 2012, I delivered the Anne Szumigalski lecture of the League of Canadian Poets. This talk, now an essay, “A Garden Is Not a Place: Poetry and Beauty,” has just become available in the new book, Measures of Astonishment: Poets on Poetry, published by the League of Canadian Poets in conjunction with the University of […]

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March 23 Pivot Reading Series at The Steady

Pivot Reading Series this Wednesday, March 23, 8pm, The Steady, 1051 Bloor

This Wednesday, March 23, at 8pm, I’ll be reading at the Pivot Reading Series along with fellow writers Tajja Isen, Alessandro Porco and Daniel Kincade Renton. Pivot, hosted by poet Jacob McArthur Mooney, runs every other Wednesday at 8pm at The Steady Café in Toronto. The series features both established and emerging writers from across Canada. You can learn […]

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James W Wood reviews Sequence for Stand Magazine

James W. Wood reviews Sequence for Stand Magazine

Authentic, lived experience is the means by which humanity can heal ‘the rift/between aspiration, delusion and your body’: the physical world manifests the spiritual and enables humans to ‘produce your own style or faith.’ The Toronto novelist, poet and critic, James W. Wood has reviewed my book, Sequence, for Stand magazine, a co-production of the […]

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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 dot ca

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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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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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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