Written by A.F. Moritz
Publication Date April 09, 2015
The latest collection from Griffin Poetry Prize-winning poet A. F. Moritz.
In Sequence, the reader accompanies the poet step after step and breath after breath through a haunting and mercurial world that shimmers like sun on sand. Alternating moments of spare clarity with deep narrative flashes, the poem wanders the borders of the self, pursuing the eternal moment through imagined landscapes and the lush world waiting outside the writer's window. This is poetry of intense observation, finely tuned to a pattern that is sustained with breaks and returns, alive with eros and a hunger for Breton's "convulsive beauty."
Sequence dazzles as it seeks the great mystery, while remaining fully invested in our life of contingency and time.
A. F. Moritz has written fifteen 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. He lives in Toronto.
"Moritz's exquisite control of line length, among other techniques, creates unique forms, and the poems themselves move smoothly between modes." Quill & Quire