“Exactly Here the Marvel Spoke”

In my role as Toronto’s Poet Laureate, I had the honour of reading my poem, “Exactly Here the Marvel Spoke” at the March 10, 2021 meeting of Toronto City Council. The poem commemorates twelve months of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Here’s a video of me reading of the poem, introduced by Mayor John tory:

[You can watch the full eleven hours of the March 10 Toronto City Council Meeting on the City’s Youtube Channel, here.]

Here’s a video the CBC put together featuring the poem and images of our great city: https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1871915075826/

And, here’s a link to the poem’s publication in the March 10 Books Section of The Toronto Star: Toronto’s Poet Laureate A.F. Moritz Marks a Year of The Pandemic in a Poem, “Exactly Here the Marvel Spoke,” You Can Read It Here.


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