“Art of Surgery” Chapbook Launching with Vallum 16:1 “Connections” in Toronto and Montreal

Please join me in celebrating the launch of my new Art of Surgery chapbook, part of the Vallum Chapbook Series, alongside of the writers featured in Vallum 16:1 Connections. For both venues, the event is free with $5 suggested donation. Pay $10 for entry and get a copy of issue 16:1! All proceeds go towards …

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Tamaracks Anthology Now Available!

This fall, Lummox Press released Tamaracks: Canadian Poetry for the 21st Century, an anthology edited by James Deahl. Tamaracks presents the work of 113 Canadian poets from Halifax (Brian Purdy) to Vancouver (Daniel Eliza). The anthology contains 183 pages of poetry and 54 pages of full bibliographies and biographies. Included are many new and veteran …

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Translations by Ann Yin in Poetry East West and Poetry Sky

Fellow poet Anna Yin has translated five of my poems into Chinese for Poetry East West. You can read them HERE. Two of these translations also appear side-by-side in the quarterly, Poetry Sky. You can read those HERE. You can find Anna Yin online at Enjoy! 他们为何祈祷 他们所祈祷的似乎并不多,已有的一份领地,尽管尘土飞扬的杂草延伸到天空:一片草地,树木轻微环绕,起伏着,错综复杂的斜坡由溪流穿过,再在湖泊,水域和芦苇沼泽旁平静歇息。微风吹过,波纹泛漾如音乐;海洋,在高处可见,从树林丛中闪闪发光,近得就像当你沉默时在内心深处可以听得见。阴处和影子:那是被大地的绿树手指保护着和湿润着的向太阳和天空的开放。然后在这些先决条件下将有一些事情发生:女人在满堂的光亮中和黄昏水面投影前歌唱;并且以某种方式一起生活不成为一个丑闻和一个耻辱。

#AnansiPoetryProject Essay

The poet is privileged to remember that sometimes, dark times, poetry is under the sign of hope, and hope only exists in any true sense when there is hopelessness. As part of their month-long #anansipoetryproject, Anansi is published a blog post or interview with each of the three poets on their spring roster. My short …

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The Sparrow Reviewed in Quill & Quire

The effects of Moritz’s poems are startling, unnerving, and deeply satisfying.” – Micheline Maylor Quill & Quire has published a starred review of The Sparrow in their April 2018 edition. In “A Resplendent Sparrow,” Micheline Maylor calls The Sparrow “an essential read.” Maylor identifies a “cohesive arc” to the selected, identifying both the optimism of the …

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Brick Books Tuesday Flash Sales

Freedom is that autumn street in the outspread city, never vast enough, astir with glinting darkness… -from ‘The Upper Stories,’ Mahoning Great news! Every Tuesday until the end of the year, Brick Books is having a 24-Hour Flash Sale on selected ebook titles. Each will be available for $4.99. This week, my book, Mahoning, is …

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Two New Poems in The High Window

the chorus of mosquitoes there benevolent, their hum telling of sorrow overcome by good I am thrilled to have two new poems included in The High Window, Issue 6, Summer 2017 : The Dearest Freshness, and Origin of the Image. You can read them here alongside the work of several other poets. This summer, the High Window’s featured poet is Richard …

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You That I Loved in UofTMagazine

Still longing though long gone for the health of all forests and cities and one day to visit them… My poem, “You That I Loved,” from The Sentinel, has been reprinted in UofTMagazine’s Spring 2017 issue as part of their celebration of National Poetry Month in Canada. Also included in this edition are poets George Elliott …

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Four Poems in The High Window

The High Window is a new quarterly review of poetry co-founded by David Cooke and Anthony Costello. It publishes poetry in English from poets in the UK and around the world. In addition, each issue contains an editorial, a literary essay, poems in translation, poetry reviews, and an occasional feature. I am pleased to have …

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25% Off These Anansi Titles This Month!

Great News! To celebrate National Poetry Month, Anansi is offering 25% off of almost all of their poetry titles this April. Among these, you’ll find my own Sequence, The New Measures, The Sentinel, and Night Street Repairs. Look, there’s The Sentinel in Anansi’s recent Instagram post: Why not take a second and check out Anansi’s Poetry Sale?

Read “Creating Despair” On The Resonance Reading Series Archives

Last Fall, I had the pleasure of reading at the Resonance Series in Montreal. Klara Du Plessis has curated the monthly readings at Resonance since 2013. When putting together a night, she aims to pair young, upcoming and established writers, and to complement poetry with prose. Not bound by style, all text-based projects of quality are welcome. …

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Sequence Special Edition with a Hand-Lettered Valentine

Flowers? Check. Chocolate? Check. Poetry? House of Anansi’s got you covered. Their collection of Special Edition Poetry, which includes my own Sequence, will make the perfect gift for your Valentine. Each limited-edition hardcover book included in the collection was printed and bound at Coach House on bpNichol Lane in Toronto, in a limited edition of only 50 printings each. …

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