The Sparrow: Selected Poems of A. F. Moritz surveys forty-five years of Moritz’s published poems, from earlier, lesser-known pieces to the widely acclaimed works of the last twenty years. Here are poems of mystery and imagination; of identification with the other; of compassion, judgement, and rage; of love and eroticism; of mature philosophical, sociological, and political analysis; of history and current events; of contemplation of nature; of exaltation and ennui, fullness and emptiness, and the pure succession and splendour of earthly nights and days.

Quill & Quire on more than the Art of Surgery

In a few short months, I became Toronto’s poet laureate and launched my Art of Surgery chapbook with Vallum. Steven Beatty documents this great change …

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“The Current of the Sugar”

In my role as Poet Laureate, I received a commission to write a poem for the 60th anniversary of Redpath Sugar’s residency on Toronto’s waterfront, …

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Celebrating Toronto’s Walk with Excellence 2019

On Tuesday, June 11, I will march with an incredibly talented group of Toronto High School graduates as part of the Walk With Excellence. This …

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Scarborough Poetry Slam!

This afternoon, Friday, May 17, I will be attending the Scarborough Slam, a spoken word event hosted by Wexford C. I. School for the Arts. …

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“Art of Surgery” Chapbook Launching with Vallum 16:1 “Connections” in Toronto and Montreal

Please join me in celebrating the launch of my new Art of Surgery chapbook, part of the Vallum Chapbook Series, alongside of the writers featured …

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Commemoration of the April 23, 2018 Yonge Street Tragedy

Please join me at 1:30pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the outdoor stage in Mel Lastman Square for the one-year commemoration of the Yonge …

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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 collection is The Sparrow. He lives in Toronto, where he is serving as the city’s sixth Poet Laureate.

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