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.

Five Poets Breaking into Song, The Fisher Sessions

Please join me at 6pm on Thursday, May 23, 2024, at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, 120 St. George Street, Toronto, for the twelfth ...
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Mark Your Summer Calendars for the French Letter Society Launch

Mark your summer calendars! On Saturday, July 6, 2024, we will celebrate the launch of letterpress publisher Someone Editions‘ new imprint, the French Letter Society. ...
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Poems in Ars Notoria

I have two new poems in Ars Notoria, “When I Was a Child” and “This is You.” Do have a look!
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Laurier Gallery Reading

It’s time for a Sunday Salon at the Laurier Gallery! Join me on March 24, 2024, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at Laurier Gallery, 113 ...
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“Marigold” Album & Video

Over the past few years, James Rolfe has been at work setting lines from my book, The Garden, to music. Commissioned by George Elliot Clarke, ...
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Join me for Poetry at the Phoenix! [Revised Date, February 20th]

REVISED DATE: FEBRUARY 20, 2024 Please join me at 7:00pm on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 for Poetry at the Phoenix! I will be a featured ...
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Gordon Hill Press, April 2021

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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