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Selected Poetry of Albert Frank Moritz (1947-)

from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2004, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. Addiction
  2. Business
  3. Capriccio of Roman Ruins
  4. Conversation with a Widow
  5. The Erotic Civilization
  6. Home Again Home Again
  7. The List
  8. The Little Walls Before China
  9. Lost Content
  10. Native Woman
  11. On Distinction
  12. On the Preserved Body of an Inca Child Frozen to Death as a Sacrifice to the Sun
  13. One With The Sun
  14. Orpheus
  15. Uninvited Reader
  16. What Is Impossible
  17. Your Idea of Embracing Horror

Notes on Life and Works

A. F. Moritz has published fourteen books of poems, which have earned the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Award in Literature of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Ingram Merrill Fellowship, selection to the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets, and other honours. He has translated seven books of poetry and a novel from Spanish and French, and in collaboration with Theresa Moritz has written biographies of Emma Goldman and Stephen Leacock, and The Oxford Literary Guide to Canada. He holds a doctorate in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British poetry.


  • Moritz, A.F. Mahoning. London: Brick Books, 1994.
  • Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2001. li> Contemporary Poets, 7th ed. St. James Press, 2001.

    Biographical information

    Given name: Albert Frank
    Family name: Moritz
    Birth date: 15 April 1947
    Nationality: Canadian
    Ethnicity: American
    Family relations
              father: Albert Frank Moritz
              mother: Mary Elizabeth Moritz
              wife: Theresa Carrothers
              son: Albert Moritz
              Marquette University, Wisconsin (B.A.): 1969
              Marquette University, Wisconsin (M.A.): 1971
              Marquette University, Wisconsin (Ph.D.): 1975
              Fellowships (6), Canada Council
              Fellowship, Ingram Merrill Foundation: 1982
              Fellowship, Gugenheim Foundation: 1990
              Award, Amer. Academy & Inst. of Arts and Letters: 1991
              Fellowship, Ontario Arts Council Works-in-Progress: 1999
              Essayist on poetry
    Residence: Toronto
    First RPO edition: 2004