The New Measures

The New Measures

by A. F. Moritz
     
 

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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.

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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.

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"The New Measures articulates with great artistry its author's profound concern and abiding love for the human race." —Quill & Quire, starred review

Praise for The Sentinel:
"An ancient voice, mournful like the wind, speaks to itself yet means to be overheard in A. F. Moritz's amazing poems . . . We seem to hear shattered echoes from the Bible, Dante, Petrarch, or Scève bound up in Maldoror's cruel eloquence."
— John Ashbery

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770891104
Publisher:
House of Anansi Press
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.30(d)

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Meet the Author

A. F. Moritz has written sixteen books of poetry, and has received the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Award in Literature of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and the Ingram Merrill Fellowship, and has been a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. His previous book, 2008’s The Sentinel, won the Griffin Poetry Prize. His collection Night Street Repairs (Anansi, 2004) won the ReLit Award, and he was awarded Poetry magazine’s Bess Hokin Prize for his poem, “The Sentinel.” Moritz lives in Toronto and teaches at Victoria College, University of Toronto.

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