Introducing Lost Launches at The Art Bar

I’m pleased to introduce Lost Launches at the Art Bar! During the Covid-19 crisis, several poets launched books rather quietly into the world. In my role as Toronto’s Poet Laureate, I am now helping re-launch those books to the public. In conjunction with the City of Toronto, the League of Canadian Poets and Toronto’s Art Bar, I present Lost Launches, a series of readings celebrating books published during the pandemic.

You can read a bit more about the project in Deborah Dundas’ article in the Toronto Star: Toronto Poet Laureate A.F. Moritz finds a place to celebrate local writers and hold the book launches they almost lost.

Please join me for the inaugural event this evening! Lost Launches I will be held at 7pm, March 29, 2022, at the Art Bar (Clinton’s, 693 Bloor West, Toronto).

I am proud to begin this series by selecting the work of these seven poets:

George Elliot Clarke, White (Gaspereau)
Jean Eng, Festival of All Souls (Inana)
Joe Fiorito, All I Have Learned Is Where I Have Been (Véhicule)
Catherine Graham, Æther: An Out-of0Body Lyric (Wolsak and Wynn)
Khashayar Mohammadi, Me, You, Then Snow (Gordon Hill)
Lisa Richter, Nautilus and Bone (Frontenac)
Ray Robertson, The Old Man in the Mirror Isn’t Me: Last Call Haiku (Exile)

The inaugural Lost Launches event will be hosted by fellow poet, Kate Marshall Flaherty. And the series will continue at the Art Bar on the final Tuesday of each month through June.

Please RSVP for this event via Facebook:

Many thanks to the City of Toronto, The League of Canadian Poets, and the Art Bar for their hearty support of this project!

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