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As Far As You Know

with A.F. Moritz
Hosted by David O’Meara

As Far As You Know

with A.F. Moritz
Hosted by David O’Meara
8
Sunday
Nov
2:00pm
Please RSVP for this
Free event
A. F. Moritz

This event is presented in partnership with VerseFest.

 

Acclaimed poet David O’Meara hosts a conversation with Griffen Poetry Prize winner A.F. Moritz.

 

As Far As You Know, acclaimed poet A. F. Moritz’s twentieth collection of poems, begins with two sections entitled “Terrorism” and “Poetry.” The book unfolds in six movements, yet it revolves around and agonizes over the struggle between these two catalyzing concepts, in all the forms they might take, eventually arguing they are the unavoidable conditions and quandary of human life.

 

Written and organized chronologically around before and after the poet’s serious illness and heart surgery in 2014, these gorgeously unguarded poems plumb and deepen the reader’s understanding of Moritz’s primary and ongoing obsessions: beauty, impermanence, history, social conscience and responsibility, and, always and most urgently, love. For all its necessary engagement with worry, sorrow, and fragility, As Far As You Know sings a final insistent chorus to what it loves: “You will live.”

 

A limited number of signed books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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