House of Anansi Press

As Far As You Know

Written by A.F. Moritz

Published April 07, 2020 | ISBN 9781487007416
POETRY / Canadian / General

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120 pages
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About this book

As Far As You Know

A.F. Moritz

As Far As You Know, acclaimed poet A. F. Moritz’s twentieth collection of poems, begins with two sections entitled “Terrorism” and “Poetry.” The book unfolds in six movements, yet it revolves around and agonizes over the struggle between these two catalyzing concepts, in all the forms they might take, eventually arguing they are the unavoidable conditions and quandary of human life.

Written and organized chronologically around before and after the poet’s serious illness and heart surgery in 2014, these gorgeously unguarded poems plumb and deepen the reader’s understanding of Moritz’s primary and ongoing obsessions: beauty, impermanence, history, social conscience and responsibility, and, always and most urgently, love. For all its necessary engagement with worry, sorrow, and fragility, As Far As You Know sings a final insistent chorus to what it loves: “You will live.”

About the Author

A.F. Moritz

A. F. Moritz has published sixteen books of poetry, as well as works of nonfiction and translation. He is the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Ingram Merrill Fellowship, the Award in Literature of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, selection to the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets, and the Bess Hokin Prize of Poetry magazine. His collection The Sentinel won the 2009 Griffin Poetry Prize. He lives in Toronto.