My new book, The Garden, a poem and an essay, is part of the CBC’s list of 55 Canadian Poetry Collections to Check Out in Spring 2021.
Here’s what they have to say:
The Garden is a long poem, The Garden in the Midst, and an essay, The Garden, that explores police brutality against Black lives in North America by Toronto poet laureate A.F. Moritz. It starts with the 1992 beating of Rodney King in Los Angeles, and the protests that follow. It moves forward to 2020, with the murder of George Floyd, and back to 1968, with the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Garden was originally written in 1992, and Moritz returned to the work and reworked it in 2020.
Moritz is the author of 20 poetry collections. He has won the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Bess Hokin Prize and an award in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is currently the sixth poet laureate of Toronto.–CBC Books
They also link to my interview with Michael Enright for The Sunday Magazine:
As National Poetry Month comes to a close, I do hope you’ll take the time to read through the full list of books and pick up a few titles for yourselves!