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.

Join me for the launch of Beatriz Hausner’s She Who Lies Above

Best mark your calendars NOW for the November 21st launch of Beatriz Hausner’s She Who Lies Above (Book*hug Press). I am proud to be the
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The Tough Romance, A Commemoration for Six Italo-Canadian Poets

Hello, friends! Please come to a celebration and reading of six outstanding poets, recently deceased, who were major participants in the Italo-Canadian poetry phenomenon of
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Join me for the Launch of Ben Meyerson’s Seguiriyas

The Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto invites you to the launch of Ben Meyerson’s poetry collection, Seguiriyas (Black Ocean Press). The
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Wound Turned to Light

Please join me at Toronto’s Heliconian Club, 35 Hazleton Avenue on the evening of Friday, October 13 or Saturday, October 14, 2023 for Confluence Concerts: Wound
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xtraordinaree poets in an xtraordinaree time

Please join me on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. for the secret handshake reading series: xtraordinaree poets in an xtraordinaree time. Come and
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Join me at the Art Bar on May 15, 2023

Please join me at 7:00pm on Monday, May 15, 2023 at the Free Times Café [320 College Street, Toronto] for the Art Bar Poetry Series.
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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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