Poet Laureate

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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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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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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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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Lost Launches IV at the Art Bar

The fourth and final evening in the series, Lost Launches, takes place at 7pm, June 28, 2022, at the Art Bar (Clinton’s, 693 Bloor W, Toronto). In my role as Toronto’s Poet Laureate, I have been proud to help launch books of poetry whose proper entrance into the world was stymied by the Covid-19 crisis.

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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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NRB TV Celebration

This weekend, I was honoured to give a brief introductory talk for the Toronto Bengali community’s celebration of Basha Shahid Dibos, Martyr’s Day and International Mother Tongue Day. This six-hour event began at 8 p.m., Sunday, February 20, the eve of the holiday, and featured the marking of the day itself at 12:01 a.m. February

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Dead Poets Society Presser!

I was very happy to read Kathy Flaxman’s review of our December Dead Poet’s Society event at the Art Bar in this weekend’s Toronto Star. And I was happy to be included in the assessment: The current Poet Laureate of Toronto, Al Moritz, who was warmly greeted by the audience, has kind words for the

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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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Launching The Garden

Last Sunday, I took part in the Gordon Hill Press Spring 2021 Launch Party. I launched my book, The Garden, a poem and an essay, alongside Roxanna Bennett’s The Untranslatable I, Khashayar Mohammadi’s Me, You, Then Snow, and Concetta Principe’s Stars Need Counting. Here’s the full launch party, which can also be viewed on YouTube: Those looking for my

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Don Domanski: A Celebration

Please join me on March 4, 2021, at 7:30 pm EST [8:30 pm AST] for the Saint Mary’s University Reading Series, Don Domanski: A Celebration. This is a live zoom event dedicated to the poetry of Don Domanski, winner of the Governor General’s Award, the CBC Literary Prize, and the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia

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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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