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 […]
My new book, The Garden, a poem and an essay, is part of the CBC’s list of 55 Canadian Poetry Collections to Check Out in Spring 2021. Here’s what they have to say: The Garden is a long poem, The Garden in the Midst, and an essay, The Garden, that explores police brutality against Black lives in North America
I’m so glad to see As Far As You Know is still top of mind for your 2021 reading lists! Earlier this month, Esteban Rodríguez, Assistant Poetry Editor for AGNI, recommended my book alongside of Joy Priest’s Horsepower as his top reading recommendations for the new year! As Far As You Know by A. F. Moritz: Moritz’s
I’m pleased that my book, As Far As You Know, has been included in the CBC’s list of Best Books of Canadian Poetry for 2020! Here’s what the CBC had to say about my book: As Far as You Know by A.F. Moritz As Far As You Know is divided into six sections each dealing with a
Many thanks to Kirby at knife | fork | book for including As Far As You Know in kfb’s year-end round-up. Here’s what Kirby had to say about AFAYK: No better place to begin than the most memorable read of the year, A. F. Moritz’s As Far As You Know (Anansi Poetry) could it be just a matter
He also finds beauty in “waste lands” of ruin, overgrown with weeds, which become a playground for children. Barb Cary, The Toronto Star, April 23, 2020 I was so very pleased to discover Barb Carey’s review of As Far As You Know in the Toronto Star! Here’s a link to the article: “Water fountains, books,
As Far As You Know is featured in CBC’s list of 22 Canadian Poetry Books to Read to Celebrate National Poetry Month. This CBC piece is a fabulous resource for those looking to dip their toes into Canadian Poetry for the first time as well as for those who’d like a closer look at a
Thanks to CBC Radio for posting two recommendations of As Far As You Know during National Poetry Month. Sean Wilson First, CBC’s All in a Day with Alan Neal hosted an April 6 Book Panel with Sean Wilson from Ottawa International Writers Festival. Sean offers a strong recommendation of As Far As You Know as
In advance of its release date (Tomorrow! April 7, 2020) Quill & Quire has given my new collection As Far As You Know a starred review! I am pleased to be featured alongside poets Chris Hutchinson and Randy Lundy. Read Micheline Maylor’s review here: Quill and Quire, Review, As Far As You Know. Check out
Brian Campbell’s Shimmer Report is a book of artistic power and accomplishment, wisdom, and pleasure. Among its many dimensions, both of form and of subject matter, a notable one is its many wonderful developments of the theme, “Out of certain mud, we rose” (“The Arrow”): aspiration surviving and blossoming in the all-too-human facts of damage,
Authentic, lived experience is the means by which humanity can heal ‘the rift/between aspiration, delusion and your body’: the physical world manifests the spiritual and enables humans to ‘produce your own style or faith.’ The Toronto novelist, poet and critic, James W. Wood has reviewed my book, Sequence, for Stand magazine, a co-production of the
As part of Brick Books’ ongoing Celebration of Poetry, Elena Wolff has written about my book, Sequence. In reading Sequence I feel myself brought into an ongoing conversation—deep and old, yet new and ever-present. Immediate and accessible, yet challenging too. It resists interpretation, provokes interpretation, and personalization. I am drawn to locating myself within the work.
The result is a long poem that at different times appears modern and ancient, common and rare, solitary and communal. The effect works beautifully. What makes it so engaging? The answer seems to rest in a series of risky stylistic choices made by the author. As I said before, the reviews for Sequence are pouring
Events and moments slip the bonds of chronology to find connection, or sequence, through their common essence.. The reviews for my book, Sequence, are starting to pour in. Take a look at Alison Goodwin’s review on ARC Poetry Magazine’s website: Alison Goodwin, The Search for Wonder, A.F. Moritz’s Sequence.