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Anansi Spring 2012

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The New Measures
By (author): A.F. Moritz
A.F. Moritz


- Toronto



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Apr 07, 2012
$19.95 CAD


8.6in x 5.5 x 0.3 in | 0.24 lb

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88 pages
FSC certified – recycled SW-COC-002358
House of Anansi Press Inc
POETRY / Canadian
Governor General's Literary Award: Poetry 2012, Short-listed League of Canadian Poets: Raymond Souster Award 2013, Winner

Shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award: Poetry and the League of Canadian Poets: Raymond Souster Award

The follow up to The Sentinel, winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize, A. F. Moritz’s The New Measures is a bold collection of fiery, passionate, visionary, and fiercely singing new work. These poems make unique music, by turns tender and forceful, terrified and assured, grateful and enraged. They revel in pleasure, and the thirst for more pleasure. And they insist on the hope -- perhaps paradoxical, perhaps impossible, yet never extinguished -- for the perfection of a world both natural and human. The New Measures makes fear and grief into prophecy and joy at each turn of phrase. It is a brilliant new work from one of our greatest poets.

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.

The New Measures articulates with great artistry its author's profound concern and abiding love for the human race. - Mark Callanan, Quill and Quire

Moritz’s work isn’t light reading, its polished turns of phrase and fluid cadences notwithstanding. But taking the time to let these subtle, far-reaching poems sink in is itself spiritually revitalizing. - Toronto Star

By their mysteriousness and mythic quality... we are invited to see ourselves and our society in those imagined. The New Measures is a book of stand-alone poems that enrich one another through proximity. Moritz’s vision builds not just within but also between poems—between those of societal ruin, and those that dream longingly of paradise. - Sue Sinclair, Arc Poetry Magazine

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