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Poetry in motion

Three new collections boast movement, linguistic prowess, and technical experimentalism
A.F. Moritz

Poetry Special

Six pages of new poetry, including books by Irfan Ali, Amber Dawn, and Canisia Lubrin

Go West

Novels by Gil Adamson and Tyler Enfield prove the western is alive and well

Heart matters

Grim trauma is enlivened by sharp humour in Cordelia Strube’s latest

★ As Far As You Know

A.F. Moritz House of Anansi Press

★ In the Vicinity of Riches

Chris Hutchinson icehouse poetry

★ Field Notes for the Self

Randy Lundy University of Regina Press

TORONTO POET LAUREATE A.F. Moritz’s latest collection, As Far As You Know, is a symposium on mortality and meaning, and yet another opportunity to showcase the poet as master craftsman. Moritz’s poetry acts as transcendence delivered. That transcendence arrives via the engine of the poetic line, metaphor, language, and imagery. Objects shift as the poet sculpts space and time; these meanings and images flick the reader awake with moments of surprise. Examples can be seen frequently, including this, from “A Book Travels”:

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Reviews of new poetry by A.F. Moritz, Canisia Lubrin, and Amber Dawn p.18 John Elizabeth Stintzi: Debut Author talks poetry, gender identity, and their love of the unconventional p.14 It's easy being gree: Indie publishers share earth day p.12