Rest on the Flight into Egypt

By (author): A.F. Moritz

From the outskirts of the fevered empire, and the embers that were its heart, Moritz sings us to our selves — our failures, our cruelties, our stupidities, and beauty which even now astonishes and leaves us breathless. Genuine political poetry is immensely difficult. Moritz succeeds, not because his list of atrocities is longer or more shocking, but because his vision is underwritten-not whitewashed-by an ecstatic lyricism that knows evanescence is the only enduring truth.

AUTHOR

A.F. Moritz

A native of Niles, Ohio, A.F. Moritz has lived in Toronto since graduating from Marquette University in Milwaukee in 1974. He teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Toronto. His poetry has received the Award in Literature of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, as well as Canada Council, Guggenheim Foundation and Ingram Merrill Foundation fellowships. He has translated books by Ludwig Zeller including In the Country of the Antipodes: Selected Poems 1964 ? 1979 and The Ghost?s Tattoos.


Reviews

“Moritz’s poems ought to be required reading for the paragons of industry who blithely undo the lives of common folk. Whether he is writing on mythology or contemporary issues, Moritz’s record of pain is deeply felt.”–Irene D’Souza, Quill and Quire

“His star has been on the rise for years, and his recent Griffin Prize-winning collection is one of his best. But so is this 1999 collection. Don’t let it become a forgotten classic.”–Paul Vermeersch, Open Book Toronto


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From the outskirts of the fevered empire, and the embers that were its heart, Moritz sings us to our selves — our failures, our cruelties, our stupidities, and beauty which even now astonishes and leaves us breathless. Genuine political poetry is immensely difficult. Moritz succeeds, not because his list of atrocities is longer or more shocking, but because his vision is underwritten-not whitewashed-by an ecstatic lyricism that knows evanescence is the only enduring truth.

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Dimensions:

112 Pages
8.75in * 5.5in * 0.3125in
0.407lb

Published:

November 16, 1999

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Brick Books

ISBN:

9781894078054

Book Subjects:

POETRY / Canadian

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Language:

eng

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