A. F. Moritz

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Albert Frank Moritz (born April 15, 1947) is a poet, teacher, and scholar.

Born in Niles, Ohio, Moritz was educated at Marquette University. Since 1975, he has made his home in Toronto, Ontario where he has worked variously as an advertising copywriter and executive, editor, publisher, and university professor. His poetry has been honored with a 1990 Guggenheim Fellowship, inclusion in the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets, and numerous other awards. He currently teaches at Victoria College in the University of Toronto.

He is married to Theresa Moritz, with whom he has collaborated on a number of books.



  • Here – 1975
  • Signs and Certainties – 1979
  • Black Orchid – 1981
  • Between the Root and the Flower – 1982
  • The Visitation – 1983
  • The Tradition – 1986
  • Song of Fear – 1992
  • The Ruined Cottage – 1993
  • Ciudad interior – 1993
  • Phantoms in the Ark – 1994 (with Ludwig Zeller)
  • Mahoning – 1994
  • Night Street Repairs
  • Early Poems
  • Conflicting Desire
  • The End of the Age
  • Rest on the Flight into Egypt – 1999
  • A Houseboat on the Styx
  • The Sentinel (House of Anansi Press, 2008) – winner of the 2009 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize)
  • Sequence - 2015


  • Canada Illustrated
  • America the Picturesque
  • The Pocket Canada: A Guidebook – 1982
  • Leacock: A Biography – 1985 (with Theresa Moritz)
  • The Oxford Literary Guide to Canada – 1987 (with Theresa Moritz)
  • The World's Most Dangerous Woman: A New Biography of Emma Goldman (with Theresa Moritz)
  • Stephen Leacock: His Remarkable Life (with Theresa Moritz)


  • Children of the Quadrilateral: Selected Poems of Benjamin Péret
  • Testament of Man: Selected Poems of Gilberto Meza
  • Ludwig Zeller in the Country of the Antipodes: Poems 1964–1979
  • The Marble Head and Other Poems, by Ludwig Zeller
  • The Ghost's Tattoos, by Ludwig Zeller
  • Body of Insomnia and Other Poems, by Ludwig Zeller
  • Rio Loa: Station of Dreams, by Ludwig Zeller

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