Anansi, April 2020

As Far As You Know, acclaimed poet A. F. Moritz’s twentieth collection of poems, begins with two sections entitled “Terrorism” and “Poetry.” The book unfolds in six movements, yet it revolves around and agonizes over the struggle between these two catalyzing concepts, in all the forms they might take, eventually arguing they are the unavoidable conditions and quandary of human life.

Lost Launches IV at the Art Bar

Please join me for the fourth and final evening in the series, Lost Launches, 7pm, June 28, 2022, at the Art Bar (Clinton’s, 693 Bloor …

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Join us for Lost Launches III at the Art Bar, Tuesday, May 31, 7pm, Clinton’s, 693 Bloor W., Toronto

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Rooftop Poetry Reading: Campagna Sculpture Show

Please join me for a rooftop poetry reading this Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 7:30 at 1718 Queen West, in Toronto. I will join fellow …

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One Week Until Lost Launches II

Please join me for the second evening in an ongoing series, Lost Launches, at 7pm, April 26, 2022, at the Art Bar (Clinton’s, 693 Bloor …

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Join me for The Spirit of Poetry Across Ontario

In celebration of National Poetry Month, please join me for an evening of readings by Poet Laureates across Ontario! Time & location Apr 21, 7:00 …

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Introducing Lost Launches at The Art Bar

I’m pleased to introduce Lost Launches at the Art Bar! During the Covid-19 crisis, several poets launched books rather quietly into the world. In my …

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Gordon Hill Press, April 2021

The Garden The Garden by A. F. Moritz is a passionate denunciation of injustice, especially as seen in the violent injustice directed to the African diaspora in North America. Comprised of a long poem, “The Garden in the Midst”, and an in-depth essay, “The Poet’s Garden,” the book … suggests that only the essence of poetry can prove antithetical antidote—if there can even be one—to this human crime and tragedy..


A. F. Moritz has written more than twenty books of poetry, and has received the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Award in Literature of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and the Ingram Merrill Fellowship. His collection, The Sentinel, won the 2009 Griffin Poetry Prize, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, and was a Globe and Mail Top 100 of the Year. His most recent collections are The Sparrow (2018) and As Far As You Know (2020). He lives in Toronto, where he is serving as the city’s sixth Poet Laureate. 
Click the large image below to access a FULL ARTIST’S PORTFOLIO OF A. F. MORITZ or hover over the gallery for individual pages.
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