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.

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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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Congratulations Lillian Allen, Toronto’s Newest Poet Laureate

It is with a warm heart that I welcome Lillian Allen as Toronto’s Next Poet Laureate. By way of introduction, if one is necessary, please …

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Active History: Inheriting Her Life, Toronto’s Poet Laureate Remembers Emma Goldman

Active History has published an article about my recent appearance at the Emma Goldman symposium in Toronto and the poem I wrote, “Inheriting Your Life: …

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Get your tickets for the Anansi Poetry Bash NOW!

Anansi’s Annual Poetry Bash is Back! This year, the party will be held on April 27th, 7:00 to 10:00pm, at the Museum of Contemporary Art …

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Spring Minstrels and Bards

Join me on Tuesday, April 25th at 5:45 pm, in the Southern Cross Lounge at the Tranzac Club in Toronto for Minstrels and Bards. Hosted …

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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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