Anansi Poetry Bash: Brooklyn, NY, USA

McNally Jackson Books (Williamsburg) 76 North 4th Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States

Friends from the States! New Yorkers! Brooklynites! On April 10, at 7:00 pm, please join me for the U.S. launch of my new book, The Sparrow, along with fellow Anansi poets Emma Healey, who launches Stereoblind, and Mikko Harvey, who launches Unstable Neighbourhood Rabbit. This event will be hosted by McNally Jackson booksellers at their brand new […]

Anansi Poetry Bash: Toronto

Henderson Brewing Company 128A Sterling Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

At 7:00 pm on April 12, 2018, join me at the Henderson Brewing Company (128A Sterling Road) for the Anansi Poetry Bash. I will be launching my new book, The Sparrow, along with fellow poets Emma Healey (Stereoblind) and Mikko Harvey (Unstable Neighbourhood Rabbit)! The evening will be hosted by Kevin Connolly. All three books […]

Anansi Poetry Bash: Montreal

La Petite Librarie Drawn & Quarterly 211 Bernard West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Please join me at 7:00 pm on Friday, April 13 at La Petite Librarie Drawn & Quarterly (211 Bernard West) for the Montreal launch of Anansi's Spring poetry titles. We will be fêting my selected poems, The Sparrow, along with Emma Healey's  Stereoblind and Mikko Harvey's Unstable Neighbourhood Rabbit. Here's a shot of Emma and Mikko […]

Anansi Poetry Bash: Ottawa

Manx Pub 370 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Please join me at 5:00 pm on Saturday, April 14 at the Manx Pub (370 Elgin St.) for the Anansi Poetry Bash: Ottawa. I will be launching my selected poems, The Sparrow, along with fellow Anansi poets Emma Healey (Stereoblind) and Mikko Harvey, (Unstable Neighbourhood Rabbit).   All three titles will be for sale at the […]

Lyrical Fire, Iconic Poets: Eh! List Reading Series, Moritz, Chiasson

Toronto Reference Library 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Join me at 7:00 pm on Monday, April 30, 2018 at the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge) for Lyrical Fire, Iconic Poets, a reading for the Toronto Public Library's Eh! List series. I will sit down with poet Herménégilde Chiasson. We will discuss our careers and read from our new books, The Sparrow, and To Live […]

Big Al’s Lovefest at Knife Fork Book

knife fork book 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

To celebrate the launch of my Selected Poems, The Sparrow, Kirby, at knife | fork | book (244 Augusta, 2nd floor) has arranged an A.F. Moritz "Lovefest" set for May 25, 7:00 pm. Several poets will read their "favourites" from my selected, followed by my own reading from The Sparrow. Readers include: Jessica Joy Hiemstra. Shannon Bramer. Ben […]

Open Mic Night at the Parliament Street Library, Featuring Tamaracks

Parliament Street Library 269 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

On Tuesday, March 26, at 6:30 pm, I will read as part of the Open Mic Night at the Parliament Street Branch of the Toronto Public Library. During my portion of the event, I will celebrate the publication of the anthology, Tamaracks: Canadian Poetry for the 21st Century edited by James Deahl, which presents the […]

Vallum Issue 16:1 and Art of Surgery Chapbook Launch – Toronto

Tranzac Club 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Celebrating National Poetry Month, in tandem with the launch of Vallum 16:1 "Connections," I will be launching my new Art of Surgery chapbook, part of the Vallum Chapbook Series.  I will be reading alongside of Mary Lou Soutar-Hynes, Ashley Hynd, MA | DE, John Reibetanz, and Meg Freer. This event takes place on Friday, April […]

Vallum Issue 16:1 and Art of Surgery Chapbook Launch – Montreal

Rocket Science Room #204-170 Jean Talon O., Atlas Building, Little Italy H2R 2X4, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

In tandem with the launch of Vallum 16:1 "Connections," I will be launching my new Art of Surgery chapbook, part of the Vallum Chapbook Series, in Montreal. I will be reading with Colin Morton, Mary Catherine Shea, Mark Grenon, Deanna Radford, Bryan Sentes, Erin Robinsong, and M.W. Jaeggle. Join us from 6:30 to 9:30pm on […]

Launch of The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2019

Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON, Canada

The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2019 features the 50 finest Canadian poems published annually in periodicals, ushering readers into the heart of Canada’s vibrant poetry scene. This launch celebrates the latest edition, published by Biblioasis, and will feature a rich gathering of poets—including Gary Barwin, Sue Chenette, Adebe Derango-Adem, D.A. Lockhart, Katie McGarry, Jimmy McInnes, Sadiqa de Meijer, A.F. Moritz, Alexandra Oliver, Souvankham Thammavongsa and guest […]

Ottawa Poetry Bash [DELAYED]

DUE TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS, THIS APPEARANCE HAS BEEN DELAYED Pencil This In Your Calendars!   April 17, 2020 is the Tentative Date for Anansi's Ottawa Poetry Bash! Final Date, Time, and Venue TBA. Learn more about my new collection: As Far As You Know!

Montreal Poetry Bash [DELAYED]

DUE TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS, THIS APPEARANCE HAS BEEN DELAYED Pencil This In Your Calendars! April 18, 2020 is the Tentative Date for Anansi's Montreal Poetry Bash! Final Date, Time, and Venue TBA. Learn more about my new collection: As Far As You Know!

Guelph Poetry Bash [DELAYED]

DUE TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS, THIS APPEARANCE HAS BEEN DELAYED   Pencil this in your Calendars!   I will be travelling to Guleph with the Anansi Poetry tour on either April 20 or 21, 2020! Final Date, Time, and Venue TBA. Please continue checking my Events Calendar for updates. In the meantime, learn more […]

KFB JULY/AUGUST BUNDLE

The KFB SELECTS SUBSCRIPTION SERIES offers twelve monthly selections of the latest and best in contemporary poetry selected by knife | fork | book. Subscribers may join at any time of the year to begin a twelve month subscription! Right now, the KFB subscription series is on sale, such that subscribers will receive an additional […]

Toronto International Festival of Authors – Toronto Writers Collective Launch

Please join me for the Toronto International Festival of Authors, where, on October 22, 2020 at 5:oo pm, I will be part of the Toronto Writers Collective Launch. Celebrate the launch of two new anthologies from the Toronto Writers Collective (TWC): Front Lines: Bent Not Broken and Front Lines: Until the Woods Run Pure. The books feature the […]

Lost Launches I

The Art Bar at Clinton's 693 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Please join me at the inaugural event in an ongoing series, Lost Launches, 7pm, March 29, 2022, at the Art Bar (Clinton's, 693 Bloor W, Toronto). In my role as Toronto's Poet Laureate, I am proud to help launch books of poetry whose proper entrance into the world was stymied by the Covid-19 crisis. With […]

Lost Launches II

The Art Bar at Clinton's 693 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Please join me for the second evening in an ongoing series, Lost Launches, 7pm, April 26, 2022, at the Art Bar (Clinton's, 693 Bloor W, Toronto). In my role as Toronto's Poet Laureate, I am proud to help launch books of poetry whose proper entrance into the world was stymied by the Covid-19 crisis. With […]

Lost Launches III

The Art Bar at Clinton's 693 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Please join me for the third evening in an ongoing series, Lost Launches, 7pm, May 31, 2022, at the Art Bar (Clinton's, 693 Bloor W, Toronto). In my role as Toronto's Poet Laureate, I am proud to help launch books of poetry whose proper entrance into the world was stymied by the Covid-19 crisis. With […]

Lost Launches IV

The Art Bar at Clinton's 693 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Please join me for the fourth and final evening in the series, Lost Launches, 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 […]

From LeafLove to OpenCut

Someone Editions, with Toronto Poet Laureate Al Moritz and poet Beatriz Hausner, presents new works by Luciano Iacobelli and Deborah Barnett with the launch of a multidisciplinary artists' book event, Open Cut. Exhibition and Readings take place at Someone Editions Book Salon and Gallery, 2059 Dundas Street West, Toronto, M6R 1W8. Exhibition and Readings:Friday, July […]

Launch of Ampersand Review, Issue 3 – NEW DATE

I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A NEW DATE AND TIME FOR THE LAUNCH OF THE AMPERSAND REVIEW, ISSUE 3! Please join me on Thursday, March 23, 2023, for the launch of the Ampersand Review, Issue 3. Along with Naben Ruthnum and Ann Yu-Kyung Choi, I will take part in the panel on "Borders: Canadian Writing […]

Anansi Poetry Bash 2023

RSVP NOW for the 2023 Anansi Poetry Bash! Anansi's Annual Poetry Bash is Back. This year, the party will be held on April 27th, 7:00 to 10:00pm, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto! The Bash will highlight the launch of three stunning poetry collections: Jen Currin’s Trinity Street, Hannah Green’s Xanax Cowboy and Michael Crummey’s Passengers. This year’s […]

Launch of Ben Meyerson’s Seguiriyas

The Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto invites you to the launch of Ben Meyerson's poetry collection, Seguiriyas (Black Ocean Press). The launch will take place on Tuesday, October 17th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm in the Massey College Common Room, 4 Devonshire Place, Toronto. Readings will begin at 6:00pm and will also […]

She Who Lies Above Launch

Book*hug Press and Flying Books invite you to celebrate the launch of Beatriz Hausner's latest poetry collection, She Who Lies Above. With special guest moderator Al Moritz! Details:Tuesday, November 21st, 2023Event from 6:30-8:00 pm ETFlying Books, 784 College Street, Toronto ONAdmission is free. All are welcome to attend.Books will be available for purchase, and, of […]

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