Interviews

Join Me For Crosscurrents I!

You’re invited to a special evening of readings and conversation with Victoria College Faculty and authors Adam Sol, Albert Moritz, Robert McGill and Sarah Dowling, “Crosscurrents Part 1: Vic Faculty Reading & Discussion“, on Tuesday, March 15, 6:00pm EST. The event will be hosted by writer, editor and teacher Canisia Lubrin. The event is open to the public! REGISTER HERE: 

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JLF Toronto Virtual Edition: CanListcape Poets and Storytellers

Please join me this weekend, October 2 & 3, 2021, for the Virtual Edition of JLF Toronto: CanLitscape Poets & Storytellers. Register for free right now to gain access to 2 days, 8 conversations, and 7 poetry readings by 30 acclaimed authors, poets, thinkers and change-makers via https://jlflitfest.org/toronto/registration. My poem, “House,” will be featured amongst

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Word on The Street 2021

I am happy to be participating in this year’s iteration of Toronto’s Word on the Street. On Saturday, September 25, at 11:30 am, I will take part in a live stream panel hosted by the Toronto Star’s Deb Dundas: Celebrating the 2021 Trillium Award Finalists. I will appear with fellow nominees Craig Davidson and Farzana

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CBC Ideas

Catch me on the CBC Ideas podcast with Nahlah Ayed, “No Feeling is Final, the Wisdom of Rainer Maria Rilke.” The podcast aired on May 13, 2021. And it was followed by a feature by Pauline Holdsworth on CBC Radio online, “Live the Questions Now: Reading Rilke in a Time of Uncertainty and Grief.” Listen

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Here is Elsewhere [Updated]

You are cordially invited to HERE IS ELSEWHERE, Literature in Translation on Friday, February 19, 2021, from 7 -8 PM. Together with LUCIANO IACOBELLI, I will discuss and read the poetry of LUDWIG ZELLER. Our moderator will be BEATRIZ HAUSNER. This event will air live on Zoom. Please contact info@attlc-ltac.org via email to register for the link. The

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Ottawa International Writers Festival & VerseFest2020: As Far As You Know, An Interview with A.F. Moritz

 Moritz’s sensibility is unique: melancholic, intellectual, comic, erotic, pitying . . . The emotional content of Moritz’s work is so abundant and accessible that the reader is never lost. National Post Join me on Sunday, November 8, at 2:00, for an online event co-sponsored by The Ottawa International Writers Festival & Versefest2020. I will be

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Join Me at Word on the Street 2020

Canada’s largest book festival has gone virtual! Please join me at The Word on the Street 2020, a national celebration of literacy and Canadian writing. Each September, WOTS hosts hundreds of author readings for visitors of all ages and a vibrant marketplace featuring the best selection of books and magazines in Canada. The festival and

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Thin Air 2020

The Winnipeg International Writers Festival has taken their annual Thin Air Festival and made it into an interactive online experience. I am proud to be a participant in this year’s #ThinAir2020. This rich experience will be available and active online from September 20 to October 12, 2020. Go to Thin Air to register for free.

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HOWL Appearance

On Tuesday, August 4th, I appeared on HOWL, CIUT Radio 89.5 FM Toronto’s weekly 10-11pm music and spoken word broadcast. I had the pleasure of reading poetry and speaking with Valentino Assenza about current events and the role of the Poet Laureate. You can still access this interview until tomorrow night on Howl’s website:https://ciut.fm/shows/howl/ My

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#onpoli Podcast Interview

The deep job of writing one-year-anniversary poems for the memorial services for the North York Van Attack Tragedy and for the Danforth Shooting Tragedy. Those were such important things and such noble events….It was just a wonderful thing to participate and feel how much people loved and wanted the poem there…You think, your poor poem….It’s

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Toronto Fox Family Mention

‘They are full of courage, full of wit, full of resource and unremitting effort to survive,’ said Al Moritz, Toronto’s poet laureate. Catherine Porter, Canada Dispatch, The New York Times, May 18, 2020. I’ve been cited by Catherine Porter in her New York Times coverage of the Toronto Fox Family living down in the Toronto

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CBC Q Interview with Tom Power, “Thoughts in Time of Plague”

Towards the end of National Poetry Month, I had the pleasure of speaking with Tom Power of CBC Radio’s Q about my poem “Thoughts in Time of Plague.” CLICK HERE to read about and listen to the interview: Here’s a hard link: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/tuesday-april-28-2020-avril-lavigne-a-f-moritz-and-more-1.5547890/a-f-moritz-reads-his-poem-thoughts-in-time-of-plague-1.5547894 You can also listen to the interview here: CBC Q also posted

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THE SUNDAY EDITION: BOOKS FOR SOLACE, PERSPECTIVE, AND CONNECTION DURING SELF-ISOLATION

Inspired by the #TolstoyTogether reading project hosted by writer YiYun in collaboration with New York’s A Public Space, CBC Radio’s Michael Enright canvassed Canadian writers for their book recommendations in a time of crisis. This weekend, at home, I recorded my thoughts on returning to Juan Ramón Jiménez’s The Invisible Reality during the corona virus

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CP24 Interview

I’ll be heading over to CP24 this Sunday afternoon, March 10, to be interviewed about my new role as Toronto’s Poet Laureate. The interview will take place in studio around 3:00pm. Tune in to CP24 Toronto via your television provider, stream on CP24.com/now [you might need a cable subscription to access this feed] or check

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CBC Metro Morning Interview

On Friday, March 8, I spoke with CBC Metro Morning’s Matt Galloway about my new role as the City of Toronto’s Poet Laureate. And I read my poem, “The Worm Picker.” You can listen to the segment here. CBC Metro Morning airs on CBC Radio One 99.1 Toronto, Weekdays from 5:30-8:30 am.

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Open Book Interview

When reading The Sparrow, Moritz’s latest selected poems, I was taken aback by how fluid it all seemed—it felt like reading a single, very long, very old sequence that is determined to smoke-out something from a thick, thorny brush…its target unknowable, yet still set in its ways. I have an interview with James Linsday available

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Exchanging Notes: The Interviews

Please join me on Thursday, October 5th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Hinton Learning Theatre at the Toronto Reference Library for the next installment of Exchanging Notes: The Interviews. I will have a sit-down chat with John Miller of the Toronto Writers’ Co-Operative about my life as a poet and my work. And, I will

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CNQ Interview

A person is a vow, a promise he makes to himself and others, a faithfulness to a love, and not in the sense that we usually give to making a vow, but in the sense of a decision which is an orientation of the total self. CNQ, Canadian Notes and Queries, has published Evan Jones’ one-on-one

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My Conversation With James Wood In This Week’s PRISM

This week, PRISM magazine published a conversation I had with James Wood, entitled: “In poetry, what is learned is of the blood”: An Interview with Award-Winning Poet A.F. Moritz.” Here’s a sampling of the questions Wood asked me: What inspired the writing of your most recent collection, Sequence (House of Anansi, 2015)? How do you see the new book’s relationship

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