Publications

New Poem in Juniper

I have a new poem in Juniper! Juniper is an online poetry journal founded in 2017 by Lisa Young which publishes 3 times a year: February, June, and October. According to the editorial statement, the journal “seeks poems that bring the reader back to themselves and leave them with a deeper understanding of the world(s) […]

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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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“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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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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A Greek Translation of The Sparrow

Vakxikon has published Σπουργίτης, Stergia Kavvalou’s Greek translation of my short poems from The Sparrow. And my great friend, the poet and translator Beatriz Hausner has provided an introduction. You can purchase copies of Σπουργίτης from the publisher Vakxikon. Visit my Book Page for The Sparrow, Greek Translation for a more detailed description.

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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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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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The Quarantine Review, Issue 2

My son, Blaise Moritz, and daughter-in-law, Roseanne Carrara, have a trio of paired drawings and poems entitled “‘Til Now” in the second issue of The Quarantine Review, a new magazine created by Sheeza Sarfraz and J.J. Dupuis and published by Dundurn Press. Moritz and Carrara’s collaboration appears alongside the work of Teri Vlassopoulos, Teresa Mason

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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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MPP Percy Hatfield Celebrates National Poetry Month with “Thoughts in Time of Plague” and Susana Wald’s Spanish Translation

I am so very pleased that MPP Percy Hatfield took the time on April 15, 2020 to reprint my poem, “Thoughts in Time of Plague,” on his Facebook account alongside my dear friend Susana Wald’s translation of the poem into Spanish. Here’s a link to Hatfield’s facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/PercyHatfieldWindsor Below, you will find a transcription

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“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 annapoetry.com. 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。

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