About A. F. MoritzAlbert Frank Moritz is a Canadian poet born in the United States. His first collection, Here (1975), was published shortly after he moved to Canada. He has published fifteen collections of poems. Two of these collections have received a very favorable reception, Night Street Repairs (2005), like the majority of Moritz's works, examines time and the way in which our civilization is inclined to make choices that will mark its loss. This provocative collection conveys a sense of urgency and yearning for rejuvenation. Night Street Repairs, won the ReLit prize for poetry in 2005. Moritz's other outstanding collection is The Sentinel (2008), which draws on both the historical and literary past while looking at the present. Abstract, lyrical and brimming with beauty, this collection was nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award, made the Globe and Mail's 100 Best Books of the Year list in 2009 and won the Griffin Prize for Poetry in 2009.
In the United States, his poetry has received the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Award in Literature of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Beth Hokin Prize of Poetry, the Ingram Merrill Fellowship, and other awards, and his poems have appeared in Poetry, American Poetry Review, Hudson Review, Paris Review, Partisan Review, several issues of the Best American Poetry anthology series, and elsewhere.
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