AS FAR AS YOU KNOW

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.

The Garden Launches with Gordon Hill Press This Sunday!

My new book, The Garden, a poem and essay, launches this Sunday! Join me for the Gordon Hill Press spring launch in collaboration with Knife | …

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Two Poems and an Interview in Volume

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Interview with David O’Meara

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New Book, The Garden, to Launch in April

Gordon Hill Press will be publishing my next book in April. The Garden is comprised of a long-form poem, “The Garden in the Midst,” and …

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“Exactly Here the Marvel Spoke”

In my role as Toronto’s Poet Laureate, I had the honour of reading my poem, “Exactly Here the Marvel Spoke” at the March 10, 2021 …

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Poet Laureate Reading at Toronto City Council

Tomorrow, March 10, at approximately 9:30 am, in my role as Toronto’s Poet Laureate, I will present a poem marking one full year of Toronto’s …

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THE GARDEN

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..

ABOUT

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. 
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