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House of Anansi Press

Sequence

Written by A.F. Moritz

Published April 02, 2015 | ISBN 9781770898738
POETRY / Canadian

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Regular price $16.95 CAD

128 pages | 8.50 in × 5.50 in
Digital Format

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About this book

Sequence

A.F. Moritz

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.

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
Moritz's exquisite control of line length, among other techniques, creates unique forms, and the poems themselves move smoothly between modes.