A. F. Moritz

New Poem in Juniper

I have a new poem in Juniper! Juniper is an online poetry journal founded in 2017 by Lisa Young which publishes 3 times a year: February, June, and October. According to the editorial statement, the journal “seeks poems that bring the reader back to themselves and leave them with a deeper understanding of the world(s)

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Sound of Hungry Animals is Available Once More from Rufus Books

Wonderful news! After a hiatus of several years, independent small press Rufus Books has returned to the publishing scene in Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Having renewed their presence online, the publisher has begun to list available fine-press poetry and fiction chapbooks from its archives. My chapbook, Sound of Hungry Animals, originally published in

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The Civilizing Discourse

Evan Jones’ book of interviews with Canadian Poets, The Civilizing Discourse, is now in print with Véhicule Press. You’ll find my interview in chapter 8 of the new book: “A.F. Moritz, In Which The Journey Is A Dream.” Here’s what the publisher has to say about The Civilizing Discourse: “If I can impart one final

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Sunday Salon at Laurier Gallery

Join me on March 24, 2024, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm for a Sunday Salon at Laurier Gallery, 113 Jefferson Avenue, Toronto, M6K 3E4. This week’s salon will be hosted by poets George Elliott Clarke and Giovanna Riccio. Come view the photography of Leah den Bok. Then, stay for a bevvy of readers including Clarke,

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Laurier Gallery Reading

It’s time for a Sunday Salon at the Laurier Gallery! Join me on March 24, 2024, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at Laurier Gallery, 113 Jefferson Avenue, Toronto, M6K 3E4. This Sunday’s Salon will be hosted by poets George Elliott Clarke and Giovanna Riccio. Come view the photography of Leah den Bok. Then, stay for

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“Marigold” Album & Video

Over the past few years, James Rolfe has been at work setting lines from my book, The Garden, to music. Commissioned by George Elliot Clarke, the selected verses, now known as “Marigold,” were first performed by James Rolfe and Juliet palmer at the Seventh Edition of Clarke’s poetry series, Five Poets Breaking into Song, hosted

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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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Active History: Inheriting Her Life, Toronto’s Poet Laureate Remembers Emma Goldman

Active History has published an article about my recent appearance at the Emma Goldman symposium in Toronto and the poem I wrote, “Inheriting Your Life: Homage to Emma Goldman,” for the event. Do read it now! Inheriting Her Life: Toronto’s Poet Laureate Remembers Emma Goldman. Here’s the video of my reading: And here’s the text

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Spring into Poetry at Main Street Library

The Ontario Poetry Society and Aeolus House Press present: The Spring Into Poetry Gathering Saturday April 15th, 20232 p.m. to 4 p.m.at The Toronto Public Library, Main Street Branch137 Main Street, Toronto, OntarioBasement Community Room(Wheelchair & Walker Access by Elevator) Hosted by Allan Briesmaster, Publisher, Aeolus House & I.B. (Bunny) Iskov, Founder, The Ontario Poetry

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Two Exile Events

I would like to draw your attention to two events for Exile Quarterly and Exile Editions in early April. Both are ticketed events with admission fees. First, I will participate in a special fundraising event in celebration of Exile Quarterly’s 50th anniversary on April 2, 2023 from 2:00 to 5:00pm at the Charles Pachter Gallery and Museum

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secret handshake reading series

Save the date! On Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 1:30 p.m., I will take part in Bill Bissett’s secret handshake reading series, at its new [elevator accessible!] location, 360 College St. 3rd floor #301. I will read alongside fellow poets Andrea Thompson, Kate de Jong, Kedrick James, Adeena Karasick, Honey Novick, Marcy Rogers, Andrea Thompson and

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Art Bar Poetry Series, 2023

Save the Date! Please join me at 7:00pm on Monday, May 15, at the Free Times Café [320 College Street, Toronto] for the Art Bar Poetry Series. I will join fellow poets Khashayar Mohammadi and Shelly Grace for a trio of readings followed by an Open Mic. RSVP on Facebook now! Follow the Art Bar

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Minstrels and Bards Spring 2023

Join me on Tuesday, April 25th at 5:45 pm, in the Southern Cross Lounge at the Tranzac Club in Toronto for Minstrels and Bards. Hosted by Brenda Clews, Minstrels and Bards is a quarterly Soirée celebrating writing and music. For Spring 2023, Beatriz Hausner and I will be the featured poets, along with featured musicians

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Five Poets Breaking into Song #7

Please join me at The Canadian Music Centre, 20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto at 7:00pm on November 19 for an evening of poetry, music, and song. The evening features the work of five poets: Ayesha Chatterjee, Irving Layton [posthumous], Gwedolyn MacEwen [posthumous], Giovanna Riccio and myself. Musicians: Juliet Palmer [pianist], James Rolfe [composer and singer]

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