House of Anansi Press

Sequence

Written by A.F. Moritz

Published April 02, 2015 | ISBN 9781770898738
POETRY / Canadian / General

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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 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.

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