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The Sparrow: Selected Poems of A. F. Moritz

The Sparrow: Selected Poems of A. F. Moritz surveys forty-five years of Moritz’s published poems.

A. F. Moritz

The Sparrow: Selected Poems of A. F. Moritz surveys forty-five years of Moritz's published poems, from earlier, lesser-known pieces to the widely acclaimed works of the last twenty years. Here are poems of mystery and imagination; of identification with the other; of compassion, judgement, and rage; of love and eroticism; of mature philosophical, sociological and political analysis; of history and current events; of contemplation of nature; of exaltation and ennui, fullness and emptiness and the pure succession and splendour of earthly nights and days.

The Sparrow is more than a selected poems; it is also a single vast poem, in which the individual pieces can be read as facets of an ever-moving whole. This is the world of A. F. Moritz — a unique combination of lyrical fire and meditative depth and an imaginative renewal of style and never-ending discovery of form. (From Anansi)

The Sparrow: Selected Poems is available in April 2018.

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