Sound of Hungry Animals is Available Once More from Rufus Books

Wonderful news! After a hiatus of several years, independent small press Rufus Books has returned to the publishing scene in Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Having renewed their presence online, the publisher has begun to list available fine-press poetry and fiction chapbooks from its archives. My chapbook, Sound of Hungry Animals, originally published in […]

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The Civilizing Discourse

Evan Jones’ book of interviews with Canadian Poets, The Civilizing Discourse, is now in print with Véhicule Press. You’ll find my interview in chapter 8 of the new book: “A.F. Moritz, In Which The Journey Is A Dream.” Here’s what the publisher has to say about The Civilizing Discourse: “If I can impart one final

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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 Jefferson Avenue, Toronto, M6K 3E4. This Sunday’s Salon will be hosted by poets George Elliott Clarke and Giovanna Riccio. Come view the photography of Leah den Bok. Then, stay for

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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, the selected verses, now known as “Marigold,” were first performed by James Rolfe and Juliet palmer at the Seventh Edition of Clarke’s poetry series, Five Poets Breaking into Song, hosted

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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 Turned to Light. Starting with a pre-show chat at 6:45 p.m., we will celebrate the launch of the CD of composer James Rolfe’s beautiful settings of the work of a

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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: Homage to Emma Goldman,” for the event. Do read it now! Inheriting Her Life: Toronto’s Poet Laureate Remembers Emma Goldman. Here’s the video of my reading: And here’s the text

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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 by Brenda Clews, Minstrels and Bards is a quarterly Soirée celebrating writing and music. For Spring 2023, Beatriz Hausner and I will be the featured poets, along with featured musicians

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Acta Victoriana Launch, 2023

Please join me for the launch of Acta Victoriana. On Friday, April 14th, 2023, Acta Victoriana will celebrate its first in-person launch since 2019! The editors look forward to welcoming you to the Cat’s Eye for a very literary evening of readings, refreshments, and meeting their wonderful literary journal contributors and editors from the past

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Two Exile Events

I would like to draw your attention to two events for Exile Quarterly and Exile Editions in early April. Both are ticketed events with admission fees. First, I will participate in a special fundraising event in celebration of Exile Quarterly’s 50th anniversary on April 2, 2023 from 2:00 to 5:00pm at the Charles Pachter Gallery and Museum

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Join me at TIFA on Friday for The ReRead, A.F. Moritz on T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land

Toronto International Festival of Authors explores the influential books and writers who defined genres and captivated readers for decades. Each session of The Re-Read features a contemporary writer discussing a favourite book or author, to offer their insight as an author and share their joy as a reader. In this session, in my role as

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A Memorial for Luciano Iacobelli

This evening, Friday, September 23, I will take part in a Tribute and Readings in memory of my friend and fellow poet, Luciano Iacobelli [d. 30 Aug 2022]. The event takes place beginning at 7:00pm, at the Centre for Social Innovation, Annex location, 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto. [Of course, I will arrive late due to

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Eh Poetry Podcast!

Great news! I’m today’s feature on the Eh Poetry Podcast! Hosted by Jason E. Coombs, the Eh Poetry Podcast provides: A space to listen to poetry like you listen to your favourite music, on repeat! We feature poetry from poets who call Canada home with the goal of exposing it to the world, while giving

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Open Cut, July 22-24, 2022

Please join me for the launch of a multidisciplinary artists’ book event, Open Cut, July 22-24, 2022. Someone Editions, with myself and and poet Beatriz Hausner, presents new works by Luciano Iacobelli and Deborah Barnett. Open Cut will take place at Someone Editions Book Salon and Gallery, 2059 Dundas Street West, Toronto, M6R 1W8. Exhibition and Readings:Friday,

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The Arts, Culture, and Environment in a Technological Society: Revisiting Jacques Ellul

This week, I will attend the 2022 International Jacques Ellul Society Conference at McGill University in Montreal: “The Arts, Culture, and Environment in a Technological Society: Revisiting Jacques Ellul.” While the conference itself takes place on July 8 & 9, it will be preceded by a one-day symposium and concert on July 7: “Music and

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