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The New Measures

Written by A.F. Moritz

Published April 07, 2012 | ISBN 9781770891104
POETRY / Canadian

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Regular price $19.95 CAD

88 pages
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About this book

The New Measures

A.F. Moritz

Shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award: Poetry and the League of Canadian Poets: Raymond Souster Award

The follow up to The Sentinel, winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize, A. F. Moritz's The New Measures is a bold collection of fiery, passionate, visionary, and fiercely singing new work. These poems make unique music, by turns tender and forceful, terrified and assured, grateful and enraged. They revel in pleasure, and the thirst for more pleasure. And they insist on the hope -- perhaps paradoxical, perhaps impossible, yet never extinguished -- for the perfection of a world both natural and human. The New Measures makes fear and grief into prophecy and joy at each turn of phrase. It is a brilliant new work from one of our greatest poets.

About the Author

A.F. Moritz

A. F. MORITZ is widely considered one of the defining and most beloved lyric poets of his generation. His many honours include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Bess Hokin Prize, and an Ingram Merrill Fellowship. He currently serves as the sixth poet laureate of the City of Toronto.

Awards and Praise
  • Short-listed Governor General's Literary Award: Poetry, 2012
  • Winner League of Canadian Poets: Raymond Souster Award, 2013