THE SPARROW

The Sparrow: Selected Poems of A. F. Moritz surveys forty-five years of Moritz’s published poems, from earlier, lesser-known pieces to the widely acclaimed works of the last twenty years. Here are poems of mystery and imagination; of identification with the other; of compassion, judgement, and rage; of love and eroticism; of mature philosophical, sociological, and political analysis; of history and current events; of contemplation of nature; of exaltation and ennui, fullness and emptiness, and the pure succession and splendour of earthly nights and days.

CBC Metro Morning Interview

On Friday, March 8, I spoke with CBC Metro Morning’s Matt Galloway about my new role as the City of Toronto’s Poet Laureate. And I …

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Toronto’s Next Poet Laureate

This morning, at a meeting of the Economic and Community Development Committee at City Hall, I was honoured to be chosen as the next Poet …

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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 …

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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 …

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“Descent to the Dead” Featured on Poetry Daily and in Vallum 15:2

… The song needs only paltry you to live. lt wants to catch the blood of your wandering attention, drink it, give it a body. …

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Art Bar Reading – Tonight!

I’ll be reading, tonight, Tuesday, October 16, at the Art Bar, alongside poets Linda Frank and Marvyne Jenoff. The Art Bar Poetry Series is held …

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ABOUT

A. F. Moritz has written more than twenty books of poetry, and has received the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Award in Literature of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and the Ingram Merrill Fellowship. His collection, The Sentinel, won the 2009 Griffin Poetry Prize, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, and was a Globe and Mail Top 100 of the Year. His most recent collection is The Sparrow. He lives in Toronto, where he is serving as the city’s sixth Poet Laureate.

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