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
George Fetherling has been writing and publishing for more than forty-five years. One of his most popular works is Travels by Night: A Memoir, which recreates leading personalities and events in the fabled Canadian cultural renaissance of 1965–75. His most recent books are The Sylvia Hotel Poems and the novel Walt Whitman’s Secret, both published in 2010. Fetherling is also a visual artist.
A.F. Moritz has published more than twenty collections of poetry as well as important works of literary history and numerous translations of Latin American verse. A leading figure in the literary life of Canada, he has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a major award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Two of his most recent works have reaffirmed his reputation: Night Street Repairs (2004) received the ReLit Award and The Sentinel (2008) won both the Bess Hokin Prize from Poetry magazine and the Griffin Poetry Prize. He teaches at the University of Toronto.
Moritz's exquisite control of line length, among other techniques, creates unique forms, and the poems themselves move smoothly between modes.
Quill & Quire
Other titles by A.F. Moritz
A Poem and an Essay
As Far As You Know
As Far As You Know special hardcover edition
Selected Poems of A.F. Moritz
Sequence special hardcover edition
For a Savage Love / Por un amor salvage
Rules of the Game, The
The New Measures
Plans Deranged by Time
The Poetry of George Fetherling
The Griffin Poetry Prize 2010 Anthology
A Selection of the Shortlist