“This felt true to me. It felt timely. And I had no idea how to even begin.”
“Your voice will never die. / That is to say I’ll hear it”
Both of these new collections, by poets I already hold dear, have shook me to my core and will staywith me forever. – KIRBY, KFB Selects
KFB SELECTS JULY/AUGUST 2020 | TWO POET LAUREATES
SUE GOYETTE ANTHESIS: A MEMOIR (Gaspereau Press, 2020)
A. F. MORITZ AS FAR AS YOU KNOW (Anansi Poetry, 2020)
SUE GOYETTE has published a novel and six previous collections of poetry, including Ocean (winner of the 2015 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award and finalist for the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize), The Brief Reincarnation of a Girl, and Penelope. She has won the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, the Atlantic Poetry Prize, the CBC Literary Prize for Poetry, the Earle Birney Prize, the ReLit Award, and the Bliss Carman Award. Goyette lives in Halifax, where she teaches creative writing at Dalhousie University. In 2020 she was appointed the city of Halifax’s eighth poet laureate.
A. F. MORITZ is widely considered one of the defining and most beloved lyric poets of his generation. His many honours include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Bess Hokin Prize, the Ingram Merrill Fellowship. He currently serves as the sixth Poet Laureate of the City of Toronto.