A. F. Moritz

“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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George Elliot Clarke and Tartan Turban Secret Readings #36 Present Five Poets Breaking into Song (6th Edition)

Mark your calendars for the next iteration of Five Poets Breaking into Song, a zoom event hosted by George Elliott Clarke, featuring the work of Al Moritz, Micheline Maylor, and Bruce Meyer, as well as the posthumous work of Irving Layton and Libby Scheier. Each poet (or their proxy) will read some of their own

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Open Cut, July 22-24, 2022

Please join me for the launch of a multidisciplinary artists’ book event, Open Cut, July 22-24, 2022. Someone Editions, with myself and and poet Beatriz Hausner, presents new works by Luciano Iacobelli and Deborah Barnett. Open Cut will take place at Someone Editions Book Salon and Gallery, 2059 Dundas Street West, Toronto, M6R 1W8. Exhibition and Readings:Friday,

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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

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The Arts, Culture, and Environment in a Technological Society: Revisiting Jacques Ellul

This week, I will attend the 2022 International Jacques Ellul Society Conference at McGill University in Montreal: “The Arts, Culture, and Environment in a Technological Society: Revisiting Jacques Ellul.” While the conference itself takes place on July 8 & 9, it will be preceded by a one-day symposium and concert on July 7: “Music and

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Lost Launches IV at the Art Bar

The fourth and final evening in the series, Lost Launches, takes place at 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 crisis.

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