Poetry manuscripts, essays and related records

Title: Poetry manuscripts, essays and related records
Dates of Material:
19702017
Extent:
4.43 m of textual records
Scope and content

Series consists of drafts, rough and completed typescripts and manuscripts, proofs and annotated publications of essays, introductions and reviews for books and works by others, individual poems, and poems grouped in collections. Also includes related correspondence with publishers. Most of the poems in the series were submitted and eventually published.

Series also consists of collections of notebooks containing drafts of published and unpublished poems, lists, notes and other writings.

BOX FILE TITLE YEAR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Box 2
223P.K.Page 1990-1991

Typescripts of an essay on P.K. Page's The Metal and the Flower and correspondence related to AFM's contribution to a book on her work.   

224"Continuity and Discontinuities in Modern Canadian Poetry." Albert F. Moritz[198?]

Includes original typescript, notes, outlines and drafts.   

225'Dickens' Picturesque Recasting of Carlyle's History: Differing English Assessments of the French Revolution" by Albert Frank and Theresa Moritz, Marquette University. 1975

Photocopied typescript.   

226[Project proposal] - Increasing the Humanities Content of the Teacher Education Curriculum, developed by Paul Shaker1988

   

Box 3
324“Heart of Contradiction” - collage poem - never finished - layout of the quotations[198?]
325Collage poem—unfinished[198?]
326-29Signs and Certainties [Various poems][198?]-1996

Includes drafts manuscripts and typescripts of poems, including "Ode to Don Delillo, "A Houseboat on the Styx","To the Moon," "Birds of North America" "Native Woman on a Subway", The Land of Colchis", "My Adventures Underground", "The Whale," "Stay Where you Are", "Mahoning", "Egypt's Land"etc. These 4 files were originally in one giant file. The archivist has separated them into four based on size. 

330Origin of “Carmagnole” - Notebook of automatic poems, Spring through September 19961996
Box 4
41-2Canada Illustrated / Toronto - West[Various poems]1988-2001

Uncertain if title on original folder is accurate to the contents.  Includes annotated draft manuscripts and typescripts of poems including "The Five Foot Shelf", 'Beirut", "The Castle", "The Limits", "Ode to Satire", etc.

A collection of poem drafts was clipped together and says "Draft of recent poems for revision: 23 Nov 1990" and "Drafts; February 1988 (Working copies made from manuscript drafts of the previous three years)

43Collage Poem - Unfinished.[199?]

Poem is on note cards with poetic lines.

Box 5
52580s Drafts1980-1989

Drafts of unfinished and unpublished narrative work from the early to mid 1980s.   

Individual poems
51 Poems1970-1974
52 Poems1970-1974
53 Poems1970-1974
54 Poems1970-1974
55 Poems1970-1976
56 Poems[after Sept. 1974]
57 Poems1977
58 Poems1979-1980
59 Re-writes
510 Never completed poems
Collections
511 “The Tradition”1977-1983
512 “The Visitation”(pub. 1983)
513 “Between the Root and the Flower”(pub. 1982)
514 “Black Orchid and Other Poems”(pub. 1981)
515 “Signs and Certainties”(pub. 1979)
516 “The Spring Collection”1978
517 “Barrage Balloon”1975-1976
518 “Song of Fear”(pub. 1991)
519 “White city: Journal of a Year”1990-1991
520 “Phantoms in the Ark”1992-1994
521 “The Ruined Cottage”1991
522 “Mahoning” (includes floppy disc) (pub. 1994)
523 “The Two Cities: Poems"
Box 6
Individual poems
61 Various prose fragments
62 Never completed poems of various periods
63 Poems
64 Poems
65 Poems published/uncollected
66 Poems mostly before 19671967
67 Poems1964-1970
68 Poems1970-1974
69 Poems to May 19701970
610 Poems to May 19701970
611 Drafts and fragments2002
612"'La cola es al collage'...to the poet Juan Jorge Bautista"[between 2000 and 2016]

Draft typescript.   

Collections
612 “New-fangled Fourth”
613 “Hypnagogic State”
614 “Here”(revised 1980)
615 “The End of the Age”2000
616 “Rest on the Flight into Egypt”1999
617 “Houseboat on the Styx”(pub. 1998)
618 “The Complaint of Nature”[199–?]
619 “The Route and the Night”[199–?]
620 “Carmagnole” [199–?]
621 “Conflicting Desire”2000
622 “At a Loss”[ca. 2003]
623 “Leave Me a Key”
Box 11
117Poems from Notebook 13 ; and some others ; superseded versions[200-]

   

Box 20
201 Copies of "New Poems" and "Here" with corrections[between 1979 and 1985]
202 Notes for “Dreadnaught Angel” book [between 1980 and 1985]
203 Annotated copy of The Visitation pub. 1983
204 Poems[200–?]
205 “Carmagnole” collection [2002?]
206–11“Night Street Repairs in Mexico City” (early working title “At a Loss”) Collection2003-2004
Box 21
216–8Poems2004-2005
2007.05
Box 1
12 Various (printed 2006)
13 Proofs of poems from periodicals (printed 2006)
“Crossroads Near Somewhere” collection (Biblioasis)
14 Correspondence/drafts/proofs2006
“Now That You Revive”collection (Frog Hollow Press)
15 Correspondence to and from Shane Neilson (editor)2004-2006
16 Correspondence to and from Shane Neilson (editor)2005-2006
17 Correspondence/early corrected manuscript2005-2006
18 Correspondence to and from Caryl Peters (proprietor)2006
19 Drafts of afterword2006
110 Original dummy2006
111 Mock-up of whole with A.F.M.’s notes2006
“Editing Moritz : Correspondence Between Shane Neilson and A.F. Moritz During the Editing of ‘Now That You Revive’” (Frog Hollow Press)
112 Early editing2006
113 Second proposed versionAugust, 2006
114 Print-outAugust, 2006
115 Final proofsOctober, 2006
2009.02
Box 1
111 “Before the Fall: A Poetic Notebook”

(includes "days of 1989" and other writings)

18 Poem revisions2006
19 “Poetry Daily”2007
110 Poems in draft2007-2008
112 “Sound of Hungry Animals”2006
Box 2
21 Later edits for “Carmagnole”, “The Sentinel” and related unpublished poems[200–?]
22 “Carmagnole” collection[ca. 2002]
23 “Carmagnole” collection—list of contents and other poems for possible conclusion[ca. 2002]
“The Sentinel” (pub. 2008)
24 Photocopy #1—discardsSept. 6 2007
25 Photocopy #2 Sept. 6 2007
26 Photocopy #2—notes Sept. 6 2007
27 Master copy Sept. 6 2007
28 Master copy—discards Sept. 6 2007
29 Changes from the Sept. 6 2007 manuscript2007

Al's copy

210 Changes from the Sept. 6 2007 manuscript2007

Ken's copy

211 Master copy Oct. 20 2007
212 Photocopy #1 Oct. 20 2007
213 Photocopy #2 Oct. 20 2007
214 Notes and materials Oct. 21 2007
215 Final version Nov. 17 2007
216 Proofs Jan. 2008
Box 3
“The Sentinel” (pub. 2008) con’t.
31 Limited edition
32 Correspondence2007-2008
33 Book launch
34 Governor General’s Award finalist
35 Governor General’s Award correspondence
2010.01
Box 1
15Poems—Revisions
16“Put-in–Bay” (Lemming House)
17“Book 1999-2001”
2015.01
Box 1
110Poems to submit : carbon and photocopies, draft on the typewriter with pen corrections. 1973

   

111Work sheets including the first draft of "Here", intro poem to volume of that name.1970-1971

   

112Loose sheets : early drafts of "Light of Flesh" ("Between the Roof and the Flower"); drawing : very neat notes on Coleridge. 1971-1972

   

Notebooks
11Quotations and Thoughts1966-1967

Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of the notebook from October 2014.  

13Unrevised drafts ; poems later in "Here" ; dreams ; many notes on reading, reflections, mini-essays.1970-1971

Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of the notebook from October 2014.   

14Notebook with one sketch of an AFM essay, but on Pope's "Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady", part of the course1970-1971

Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of the notebook from October 2014.

Notebook contains mostly course notes.  See Series 1 for related records.

15Unpublished poems, notes, aphorisms, mini-essays, quotations ; tr. of Ungaretti ; reflections on J. Guillén. 1971

Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of the notebook from October 2014.   

16Stray notes on back on an undergraduate course hand-out page[196-]

   

17Early free verse poems, unpublished ; notes.1971-1972

Contains course notes. See Series 1 for related records.   

18Drafts of 4 unpublished poems ; course notes ; my notes on Ficino.1971-1972

Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of the notebook from October 2014.   

Contains course notes.  See Series 1 for related records.

19Many drafts of unpublished poems ; reflections ; questions and reading lists ; list of movies seen (on final pages) ; beginning of a draft of a "Picture This" column ; course notes. 1971-1972

Contains course notes. See Series 1 for related records.   

113Drafts of unpublished poems ; 2 that went in "Black Orchid" and "The Tradition" much later ; questions from reading ; reflections ; narrations of dreams1971-1972

   

Box 2
24Drafts towards "You Whoever You Are " ("Visitation") ; later pages 1978 ; unpublished poem drafts, prose poems, automatic writing.1976-1978

   

27Draft of a poemca. 1972-1973

   

28Early outline of Ph.D Thesis[1973?]

   

29Two notes toward Ph.D thesis1973

Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of the notes from October 2014.     

212Poems published and unpublished ; notes for radio talk in Guadalajara ; poems for "Between the Root and the Flower."1973-1974

Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of the notes from October 2014.  

21Notes, drafts of published and unpublished poems ; notes on readings ; lists of literary magazines.1973-1974

Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and the context of the notebook from October 2014

22Attempt at a veiled personal narrative of summer after high school graduation through second year university ; essay on poetry and light ; 2 unpublished drafts ; draft of a poem that later went into "The Visitation."[ca. 1970]

Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of the notebook from October 2014.   

23Drafts of many published and unpublished poems ; many thoughts, notes, quotations ; 5 page section on auto commentary from 19961974-1976, 1996

   Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of the notebook from October 2014.  

25Neat copies of 4 poems ; one "Invention of Music" was in a magazine ; course notes mainly on Arnold. 1972

Contains course notes. See Series 1 for related records.   

26Drafts ; drafts of poems that later went into "New Poems", "Here", "Black Orchid", "Root and Flower" and even 'The Tradition"1972-1973

Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of the notebook from October 2014.    

210Many drafts of poems, some of which later went into books ; several mini-essays1973-1974

 Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of the notebook from October 2014.    

211Purchased in Mexico summer 1979 : Spanish study notes ; drafts of unpublished poems ; others that went into "Here" and "Children of the Quadrilateral"1979

   

213Drafts of two unrevised poems ; some notes. [197-]

   

214Drafts of poems later in "The Tradition" ; other unrevised drafts ; notes, quotations, mini-essays1977

Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of the notebook from October 2014.     

Box 3
31Loose sheet with drafts of "Thought in a Bank Elevator" ("Visitation") and another poem, "On a Margin," unpublished.1977

   

33"Lucretius in the New World" - notes toward first version called "Lucretius in America."1977

   

34"Lucretius in the New World" - copies of poems toward the project that were published in "The Tradition" and "Black Orchid."1977-1980

   

35"Lucretius in the New World" - polished drafts never used in the project ; one was published in "Song of Fear"1977-1981

   

36"Lucretius in the New World" - draft in prose and verse towards a proem / preface.1978-1979

Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of the notes from October 2014.     

37"Lucretius in the New World" - drafts of poems toward the project but never completed.1977-1980

   

38"Lucretius in the New World" - disconnected page of notes.1978-1979

   

39'Lucretius in the New World" - successive drafts of "The Aeolian Harp," which was eventually published in "Song of Fear."1979?

Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of the notes from October 2014.   

310"Lucretius in the New World" : experiment with an "outline" or "theme statement" that would itself be a sort of prose poem and form part of the book. 1979-1980

   

311"Lucretius in the New World" - verse fragments, quotations, re the desert saints ; toward a never written poem on this historical phase.1977-1981

   

312"Lucretius in the New World" - unused poem that became pages in "Phantoms in the Ark."[197?]

   

313"Lucretius in the New World" : prose note for a poem on Gilgamesh ; first lines of "Dante's Vergil," which later went into "Tradition."[197-]

   

314Unrevised unpublished poem1977

   

32Plans and notes for "Lucretius in the New World" ; drafts of poems that went into "The Tradition" and "Phantoms in the Ark."1978-1980

   

315Poem drafts ; 2 unpublished poems ; quotations and thoughts / aphorisms on religion, and some on poetry. 1978-1979

Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of the notebook from October 2014.  

316Writing projects, income expenses, from first year of poverty.1979

   

317A note, a list of books, a list of plants.[197?]

   

318When T and I were hoping to make a living as pro popular writers : plans for a children's novel that went nowhere. ca. 1981

   

319Towards "Phantoms in the Ark" : notes and plans ; list of objects in Zeller collages ; drafts and fragments of poems - some unused.ca. 1980

   

320Notebook (probably 1981 because it contains a draft of the "Afterward" Dreadnaught had me write for "Black Orchid") : notes ; drafts of unpublished poems ; interpretive notes on poems in "Black Orchid" ; etc.1981

   

321Numbered notes toward two essays ; comments ; book idea ; to-do lists.1982

   

322Notes and a short draft toward the never completed poem-book "Marie of the Incarnation."1982-1983

Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of the notebook from October 2014.     

323Drafts of "The Undertaker" and "Home Again, Home Again" ; drafts that later much changed, became "Singer and Prisoner" and "If Timotheus Come" ; draft of "Mausoleum Garden" ; unpublished, unrevised drafts.1983-1984

Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of the notebook from October 2014.     

324Draft of a long poem or a fluidly continuous group of poems. [198?]

   

Box 4
49Pages from a notepad : draft of a poem with some ideas from American Native People's poetry.[198-]

   

41A few sporadic notes ; one on Wallace Stevens and Paul de Man on metaphor.[197?]

   

42Unpublished drafts ; notes on a lecture (essay?) by Kolbenback ; Doo-wop list ; word list - again from Beckett?[197?]

   

43Early notes toward "Mahoning" ; draft of long poem of flowers, trees.1984-1985

   

44Early working notebook toward "Mahoning" ; drafts of poems, quotations, notes.1985-1986

Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of the notebook from October 2014.    

45Many experimental drafts and notes ; lists (can be dated by a reference reflecting my Guggenheim app)1987-1988

   

46Drafts of "Savage", other poems that went into "Song of Fear" ; "Ruined Cottage" ; many good unrevised drafts ; prose drafts and notations / outlines for poems ; reflections. 1986-1990

   

47Drafts of poems in "Night Street Repairs", "Ruined Cottage" ; prose drafts of poems, including one in "Ruined Cottage" ; reflections ; list of expenses and Art Institute of Chicago paintings for a Chicago trip we made. 1988

   

48Draft of a poem in "Rest on the Flight into Egypt" ; various drafts, observations on life, literary comments. [198-]

Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of the notebook from October 2014.    

410Drafts of poems ; thoughts ; one draft that was revised and went into "Mahoning."1989-1990

Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of the notebook from October 2014.    

4115 drafts of unpublished poems ; note. ca. 1990

Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of the notebook from October 2014.    

412Drafts of the General "Memory of a Friend" , other poems that went into "Rest on the Flight into Egypt", "Mahoning" and 'Night Street Repairs" ; drafts of unpublished poems ; reflections on Trakl, Tennyson, fairy tales ; personal notes. 1990-1993

   

413Plans of how to make ends meet ; notes related to book launch reading of "Song of Fear" at Idler Pub ; questions from a ready by John Barlow.1991-1993

   

414Unrevised drafts ; revised drafts some of which were published and went into my books ; notes on a trip to Mexico City ; notes on a trip to Niles ; questions ; various notes and reflections. 1995

   

415Draft of poems, notes, questions.1990

Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of this notebook and the following 5x8 sized notebooks from October 2014.    

416Stray draft of a poem with the 1990 notebooks. 1990

   

417Uncorrected drafts of many poems ; questions, notes and comments1990-1991

Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of the notebook from October 2014.  See File 4-15 (2015.01) for an overview description of the 5x8 notebooks.    

418Poem drafts, questions, notes, word and phrase lists ; 18th century dates ; one poem, lost now, that was typed "Tokexcoth[?]"1991

See File 4-15 (2015.01) for an overview description of the 5x8 notebooks.      

419Drafts of poems ; poems influenced by Bowra's "Primitive Poetry" ; notes, book lists, word and phrase lists, etc. 1991-1992

Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of the notebook from October 2014.  See File 4-15 (2015.01) for an overview description of the 5x8 notebooks.  

420Poem drafts ; notes and mini-essays ; questions from my readings ; reading lists of the time.1992-1993

Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of the notebook from October 2014.  See File 4-15 (2015.01) for an overview description of the 5x8 notebooks.      

Box 5
51Notes, mini-essays, notes on reading ; questions ; word and book lists ; several drafts of unpublished poems1998

See File 4-15 (2015.01) for an overview description of the 5x8 notebooks.      

52Many drafts of unpublished poems ; 5 (marked X) that were revised and published ; notes ; lists ; questions.1993-1994

See File 4-15 (2015.01) for an overview description of the 5x8 notebooks.      

53Many unrevised drafts ; many revised (marked X) - some used in books, some never accepted anywhere ; notes.1994-1995

See File 4-15 (2015.01) for an overview description of the 5x8 notebooks.      

54Three drafts of verse poems, one of a prose poem.[198?]

   

55Drafts of unpublished poems ; lists of photos T. took for A. towards a cover image of "Mahoning."1995

   

56Drafts of many poems, including one long one ; notes reflecting a trip to Vancouver, and one to Niles and Youngstown. [198?]

   

57Several long essay type reflections ; drafts of two long unpublished poems ; other reflections and poem drafts.[between 1985 and 1995]

   

58Drafts of ten unpublished verse poems, 2 prose, including one that begins with lines from "Phantoms in the Ark."[between 1985 and 1995]

   

59Uncompleted poem draft ; notes on a trip to New Brunswick. [198?]

   

510Concerted writing toward "Conflicting Desire" pp.109-end ; many other revised drafts (x), some published, some not ; usually personal reflections on opening pages ; notes, mini-essays, quotations from reading, etc. 1995-1996

See File 4-15 (2015.01) for an overview description of the 5x8 notebooks.        

511Drafts toward "Conflicting Desire" ; many other untyped drafts ; notes, quotations1996

See File 4-15 (2015.01) for an overview description of the 5x8 notebooks.    

512Many unrevised poems ; notes, quotations, lists ; mini-essays, one or two elaborate1996-1997

Includes a description provided by A.F. Moritz on the content and context of the notebook from October 2014.  See File 4-15 (2015.01) for an overview description of the 5x8 notebooks.      

513Draft of a poem that went into "Night Street Repairs" ; mention of a 1997 film ; poem drafts ; notes on poems and poetry ; notes of films towards "Values in Current Release" course for St. Michael's College Continuing Education. 1996-1998

   

514Unrevised poems ; notes ; narrative of Espresso's death which stopped the notebook. 1997

See File 4-15 (2015.01) for an overview description of the 5x8 notebooks.

 

   

 

515Draft of a poem that went into "Night Street Repairs" ; of one that went into "The Sentinel" ; notes on Yeats, Becket, poems of my own ; drafts of unpublished poems ; notes on movies seen for "Values in Current Release" course. 1999-2000

   

Box 6
61Reflects JFK 45-year class reunion : notes on classmates ; on Niles childhood haunts ; various notes. 2000

See Series 1 for related records.   

62Draft of a longish poem ; notes on painters ; miscellaneous notes.2000

   

63Drafts of notes for many poems ; personal notes, some reflecting a drive home from Niles ; notes by A. and T. for a presentation on the Goldman biography at the Toronto Jewish Book Fair. 2001

   

64Notes on Yeats, Guardini, Rahner ; personal notes ; notes from when as Senior Resident at Massey, I met the Duke of Edinburgh : I'm not unlike Bolaño's mockery of Marquez as a man proud of how many archbishops he knows. 2003-2004

   

65Published poems near beginning ; then, many unrevised drafts ; long personal essay reminiscence ; entries from when I taught at Banff in spring 2004 ; notes, quotations. 2001-2007

See File 4-15 (2015.01) for an overview description of the 5x8 notebooks.  

66Trip to Niles ; trip to Iceland in fall ; some words by people I met ; drafts of poems ; comments.2009

   

67Draft of one poem, "Door" ; list of pop songs ; drawings by Toby.[200-]

   

68Draft of published poem ; two unrevised drafts ; list of flowers, birds, songs ; trip to take Mom to Boston for Amanda's high school graduation ; drawings as jokes for Toby and Beatrice. [200-]

   

69Visit to Niles ; info on AFM's Italian family ; flower and plant list for Niles and Mill Creek Park ; 4 drafts of unpublished poems, 1 or 2 of them sparked by the Monet / Whistler show at AGO - one on a Monet painting of river at Giverny that I loved. [200-]

   

610Similes ' notes on the Josephs, neighbors of Gram ; various notes ; draft of an unpublished poem. [200?]

   

611To do list2003

   

612Draft of abortive poem re Sal : "Peshawar," a place she travelled.ca. 2002-2003

   

613Unpublished poems, 15 of them, in drafts ; I must have bought this notebook to pursue and collect an impulse. 2002-2003

   

614Drafts of unpublished poems ; notes on a Margaret MacMillan lecture ; various notes ; questions by Toby. 2007

   

615Unpublished poem on Beatrice ; fragments ; various lists.[200-]

   

616Six numbered prose notes or draft toward poems ; draft of an unpublished poem ; various notes[200-]

   

617Draft of a poem that went in "New Measures" ; unrevised draft ; questions from reading ; list of flowers ; questions from Toby.2009

   

618Notes at anarchist memorial for Jim Campbell ; notes on Jim's life and activities. 2010

   

619A teaching at Sage Hill Writing Experience, Lumsden, Saskatchewan ; notes ; draft of prose poem ; draft of poem (unpublished)2011

   

620A note or two from August trip to Paris2012

   

Box 7
Lab notebooks
71Lab notebook1979-1981

A note on the content and context of the lab notebooks was provided by A.F. Moritz and describes them as follows:  "The series of large U of T notebooks contain a large number of 1) drafts of published poems ; 2) drafts of poems never typed, revised and published ; 3) notes and plans for writing projects ; 4) philosophical reflections ; 5) reflections on literature and on a little of my reading this period ; 6) narrations of personal events and reflections on them ; 7) dram narrations ; etc."

More information about this series of notebooks is provided in a note in this file.

72Lab notebook1981-1982

See File 7-1 (2015.01) for a description of lab notebook contents.   

73Lab notebook1982-1983

See File 7-1 (2015.01) for a description of lab notebook contents.       

74Lab notebook 1983-1985

See File 7-1 (2015.01) for a description of lab notebook contents.         

75Lab notebook1985-1987

See File 7-1 (2015.01) for a description of lab notebook contents.         

76Lab notebook1987-1989

See File 7-1 (2015.01) for a description of lab notebook contents.

77Lab notebook1988-1989

See File 7-1 (2015.01) for a description of lab notebook contents.   

Box 8
81Lab notebook 1989-1992

See File 7-1 (2015.01) for a description of lab notebook contents.   

82Lab notebook 1992-1999

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83Lab notebook1999-2000

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84Lab notebook2000-2002

See File 7-1 (2015.01) for a description of lab notebook contents.   

85Lab notebook2002-2005

See File 7-1 (2015.01) for a description of lab notebook contents.   

86Lab notebook2007-2009

See File 7-1 (2015.01) for a description of lab notebook contents.   

Box 9
98Scribbler - draft of poem ; drafts of letters ; thoughts ; possible epigraphs for "Early Poems" ; etc.2000-2001

   

910Poem : "The Knight" for Leacock Museum "50 Poems for Gordon Lightfoot" anthology ; correspondence with Fred Addis, director of the Leacock Museum National Historic Site.2014

   

912"Frozen Charlotte" - poem and correspondence for sculptor Catherine Heard's sculpture and poetry project.2014

   

913Scribbler : Drafts of poems for "Sequence" and "Allegory of the Wind" ; translations of "Eternidades" by Jiménez. 2013

   

915"Allegory of the Wind" - working copy with further corrections yet to be made penciled on title page.July 20 2014

   

916"Allegory of the Wind" - working copy July 3 2014

   

917"Allegory of the Wind" - copies of revised poems, uncorrected version, removed from draft of 3 July 20142014

   

918Book - Anansi 2015 - originals, subsequent drafts, revision copies.2014

   

919Book - Anansi 2015 - poems towards.2013-2014

   

Notebooks
914Drafts culled for "Allegory of the Wind" ; notes. 2012

   

Lab notebooks
918 x 9 black notebook2008-2009

See File 7-1 (2015.01) for a description of lab notebook contents.  

A note from A.F. Moritz explains that this notebook is of a different type but that it belongs with the the large lab notebooks. 

92Lab notebook2009-2011

See File 7-1 (2015.01) for a description of lab notebook contents.   

93Loose sheets that go with lab notebook from 2009-2011.2009-2011

See File 7-1 (2015.01) for a description of lab notebook contents.   

Box 10
"Sequence" (House of Anansi Press)
101"Sequence" - correspondence with Damian Rogers2014

   

101"Sequence" - correspondence with Sue Sinclair, editor of the book.2014

Contains a note written by A.F. Moritz in October 2014 regarding content of file.    

103"Sequence" - work folder : notes, drafts on loose sheets, photocopies from notebooks. 2013-2014

   

104"Sequence" - drafts of various stages.2013-2014

   

105"Sequence" - revision worksheets2014

   

106"Sequence" at 12 June - copy of computer file with red marks showing subsequent revision ideas.2014

   

107"Sequence" as finished 10pm on 22 June 2014 plus second thoughts, possible adds, etc. 2014

   

108"Sequence" : Sue Sinclair's first copy and primary copy for first revision, with her notes and edits and AFM's responses.2014

   

109"Sequence" - AFM's working copy throughout August, September and October. Contains many changes by AFM and many responses to Sue Sinclair's ideas and suggestions.2014

   

1010"Sequence" - Second completed draft, 20 September with further changes of 2 October and after.2014

   

1011"Sequence" - Sue Sinclair's marked copy of the second (20 September) draft, with AFM's written responses on the pages. 2014

   

Box 11
116Drafts of poems ; Jiménez translations ; notes and lists : scribbler, March to September2009

   

118First, early and successive drafts of poems "Sentinel" and "New Measures"2001-2010

   

119Scribbler : Poems (some in "New Measures") and notes2009-2010

   

111Stray copy of p.70 of 3rd draft with notes for its role in rearrangement leading to 4th draft. [2014]

   

112Notes - prepared from the 3rd draft ; with AFM's changes required by the 4th draft[2014]

   

113Notes - final version including "acknowledgment" and two small correction - i.e. version for 4th draft2014

   

1144th and nearly final version ; completed 14 October 20142014

Includes a note from A.F. Moritz written on 22 October 2014 about the content and context of the file.  

2015.08
Box 1
121"Dream" - Autobiographical Poem First Drafts n.d.

   

122"Dream" Autobiographical Poem Second Draftn.d.

   

123"Dream" Additional Drafts / Notes Autobiographical Poem2014

   

Notebooks
11Poems, questions from TH at 2 - notes re Aunt Rose's decaying situation - July Niles trip/Paul S. - August to Niles with Blaise2007

   

12Poems, notes that became "Volcano" etc, ; June 2010 trip to Ottawa ; to July 20102010

   

13Poems, notes - Trips to NYC and Mexico City2010

   

14Poems, notes - Trip to Mexico City and after 2010

   

155 poems ; Paz poem translation ; December trip to Niles2010-2011

   

16Poems (some in the Sentinal (2015)) ; Second Linares Poetry Festival ; Edmonton Poetry Festival with Theresa (right up to Beatrice's first communion) ; notes, lists (some poems in New Measures)2011

   

17AGO Abstract Expressionist Show ; August trip to Eric and Niles ; Louis Lortie plays all Années ; Juan Roman Jimenez translations ; brief poems 2011

   

18Poems and notes ; Albert and Theresa Ottawa - Austen talk ; AGO Chagall 2011

   

19Notes, poems ; including first draft of "Dark Knight Rising in The Walrus ; July trip to Niles2012

   

110Picasso AGO show Notebook : notes, sketches, poem drafts2012

   

111Poems, ideas and notes2012

   

112Days at Don Valley and Brickworks ; questions ; notes ; a couple of poem sketches2013

   

113Poems, Juan Ramon Jimenez translations, Ai Weiwei at AGO, Lagerkvist ; loose sheets in back pocket2013

   

114Poems and notes2013

   

115Poems, notes - BB at RBM 4pm2013-2014

   

116Poems, notes ; trip to Nicaragua ; first day of last trip to 925 N Main Street, Niles2014

   

117Poems, notes, quotations2014

   

118Poems, notes2014

   

119Bedside - Bedside book of notes on dreams, some materials used in poems2012-2014

Reads from front to back, then back to front except where noted.   

120"Roseanne" - Draft and original manuscripts of an attempt to write on Rosanne Moritz (sister) and her death, abandoned, ROSANNE1979-1980

   

Box 2
21Composition Book - Commonplace book and drafts of several poems that became part of New Measures and others published but not collected. 2005-2007

   

23"House's Fall" 2014

Typed manuscript of yet uncollected poems included in an early manuscript entitled "The House's Fallin the Permanenence of Summer", but excluded when poems from that manuscript became the published book: The Newer Measures [Description provided by A.F. Moritz]  

24"Wind" ["Allegory of the Wind - Poems"]2014

Additional manuscript of uncollected poems coeval with "Sequence", known as "Allegory of the Wind" [Description provided by A.F. Moritz]  

25"Wind period" - supplementary poems, from the same period as "Allegory of the Wind", tentatively omitted from the manuscript2014

Additional manuscript of uncollected poems from the same period as "Allegory of the Wind" [Description provided by A.F.Moritz]  

26"Wind" 2014

Typecript.  "Allegory of the Wind" with corrections.   

27"Sentinel Period" 1999-2001

Manuscript of yet uncollected poems from "The Sentinel" period not included in that book. [Description provided by A.F. Moritz]  

28Composition book "Mahoning"1984-1992

Early versions of poems in Mahoning and a 1992 self-assessment.  Additionally a Moritz family history/family tree [Description provided by A.F.Moritz]  

29"L'air de l'eau"1973-1985

Manuscript and notes of a translation of Breton's "L'air de l'eau" (with David Lenson). Draft translation, approximately 1974 ; AFM's corrections, approximately 1985 [Description provided by A.F. Moritz]  

210"The Poet's Garden"1996

Manuscript of "The Poet's Garden" peoms and essay related to the Rodney King riots, unpublished. [Description provided by A.F.Moritz]  

22Poems, notes, Juan Ramon Jimenez translations2013

   

Box 3
31"City in Sleep"1988-1992

Edited manuscript unpublished poems plus "In the Terminal Ward" which appeared in The Ruined Cottage with new changes.  [Description provided by A.F. Moritz]

32"Stupra"1997

Drafts of unpublished "Stupra" poem project. [Description provided by A.F. Moritz]  

33Recent 1970-1989

Drafts of unpublished poems from the 1980s and previous.  [Description provided by A.F. Moritz]    

34Unpublished 1 2004-2007

Very large handwritten manuscript of unpublished poems. [Description provided by A.F. Moritz]      

35Unpublished 21974-1994

Typed and handwritten manuscripts of poem includes "Landings" sequence (1985-90), "Dialogue of Greed and Princes" (1977-83) , "Song of the Open Road" (1974-78) and unpublished drafts. [Description provided by A.F. Moritz]    

36Unpublished 31988-1991

Mostly handwritten manuscripts of unpublished poems from approximately 1988-1991. [Description provided by A.F. Moritz]    

37Unpublished 4 1983-1997

Miscellaneous manunscripts of unpublished poems, plans for poems, drama stage directions, poems written during research on Emma Goldman, "Above a Store" (1985), later drafts of peoms written in 1985, "Face on Mars" (1990-94), "Don Juan" poem suite, "Pleasures of Speed" from notes on trip to Montreal with Blaise (1990). [Description provided by A.F. Moritz]    

313"Naked body"1980

Aborted attempt on book on nudity with photos of various 'pinups' [Description provided by A.F.Moritz]

314"Sentinel" translations2010-2011

Sentinel translations by Susana Walkd and Beatriz Hausner with A.F. Moritz's corrections [Description provided by A.F. Moritz]  

315"A in Spanish"2012

Poems in Spanish, translations from Sentinel and uncollected poems by Beatriz Hausner [Description provided by A.F. Moritz]  

316"JRJ"2009

Juan Jimon Rimenez translation work [Description provided by A.F. Moritz]  

317"De Winter"1975-1977

Two narrative poems that serve as the very early drafts of the third section of Sequence. [Description provided by A.F. Moritz].  

318"Voice"1990

Handwritten draft of poem which became the closing poem of Night Street Repairs [Description provided by A.F.Moritz]  

38Poems, notes, pocket notebook abandoned by chance under other papers.2008
39Poems, notes, writer's notebook2014-2015

   

310Scribbler of poem drafts2015

   

319Summer Trip to Mexico, City of Oaxaca (Gilberto ; Ludwig and Susana] ; two trips to Niles - Poems notes, diary. 2007

   

320Notebook 18 June -23 July - poems, summer notes, diary, trip to Mexico City and afterward. 2008

   

Box 4
41Poems, notes, diary, trip to Paris2012

   

4219 Jun - 29 December - poems, notes, diary2014

   

4316 Feb 14 - 20 Mar 15 : Travel diary, notes, poems, Granada Nicaragua Festival, Sequence section drafts, heart operation2014-2015

   

"Sequence" (House of Anansi Press)
410Manuscript 1st pages2015

Includes correspondence regarding final proofing.  Manuscript has markups from editor and from A.F. Moritz throughout.   

411Manuscript - 2nd pages. 2015

2nd pages and final cover, markup, with focus on 'notes' section.   

412Review in Quill and Quire2015

   

413Manuscript - Final draft submitted to publisher2015

   

Box 5
51"Entrances"2015

From Malahat selected for Best Canadian Poetry 2015 [Description provided by A.F. Moritz]  

56"Bola­ño"2015

Notes towards a poem on Bolaño's Antwerp (on napkins).

57"Hölderlin"2015

Notes towards a translation of Hölderlin's "Mein Eigentum."  

582 March "Song 2"2012

First draft of poem, "the meaning sings in the spoken song"  

59Bien introduction 2015

Preface to Jeff Bien's book In a Time of No Song. Includes this manuscript, correspondence with Jeff Bien and Rafi Aaron.

510"Nielson"2014

Notes toward cover comment for Shaving Off His Face by Shane Nielson.  

511"Sketch"2015

Poem or sketch toward one, found in a copy of Early Poems [Description provided by A.F. Moritz]  

514"The Knight"2014

'The Knight : For Gordon Lightfoot" Notes toward a first draft of the poem with photocopies from pocket notebook 12 April 2014- 18 June 2014 as reference. 


See Series 8, File 5-13 for final publication.

524Abandoned drafts of a poem(s) 1982-1985

Includes notes towards Mahoning on the back of the 2nd last page.   

Box 6
65"Heaven" / "Volcano" 2013

"Heaven" - original version of the poem "The Volcano"  

610"Eternidades"2014

Drafts of translations of Juan Ramon Jimenez, poems from Eternidades (1916-17) written while attending conference in Nicaragua. [Description provided by AFM]  

611Unpublished 52011-2014

Poems written between The New Measure and Sequence considered for Allegory of the Wind. Revisions of drafts.    [Description provided by AFM]

612Unpublished 62014

Poems excluded from The New Measures and then revised afterward in 2014, this manuscript reflects any revisions made [Description provided by AFM].  

614"Beauty"2013

Notes towards talk on Beauty and Lemon Hound essay for Sue Sinclair [Description provided by AFM].  

64Sequence superseded drafts ; worksheet. 2014

Draft from 16 February 2015. Superseded by draft with additions and corrections made in Granada, 16-23 February.  

Box 7
721Martens and Mix Tapes2014-2015

Garth Martens notes toward cover commentary and Mix tape draft.   

2016.08
Box 2
Individual poems
24"The Knight" for Gordon Lightfoot2014

Draft typescript.  Published in 50+ Poems for Gordon Lightfoot (The Old Brewery Bay Press, 2014).   See Series 8, 2015.08, 5-13 for a copy of the anthology.

25"Heaven" [between 2000 and 2015?]

Draft typescripts.   

29"Dark One Rising"[between 2000 and 2015?]

Draft typescript.  

Submissions
222"Rhythm of Time" [201-]

For submission to the Yale Review.  

Box 16
Notebooks
1616Pocket notebook, June-November 20152015

Notebook contains handwritten notes, drafts of poems, etc.   

Box 19
Collections
191As Far as You Know It, new MS2016

Draft typescript of first completed manuscript of poems written since heart operation.   

Box 1
Individual poems
132"News"[200?]

Draft typescript.   

133"Landings"[200?]

Two draft typescripts.   

134"Stenosis" [200?]

Draft typescript.  

139"Cassandra"[199?]

Draft typescript.   

Collections
141New poems since operation 2014-2015

Poems written after surgery on 8 August 2014. Draft typescripts.   

Essays
129 "Isolation and Communion in Modern Culture" by A.F. Moritz 2009

Draft typescript. See 1-28  

Box 2
Individual poems
26"The Elect, the Reprobate and the Redeemed'[between 2000 and 2015?]

Draft typescript.   

27"Word Music" 2 essay[between 2000 and 2015?]

Final draft typescripts.  Poems and notes.   

210"Philoctetes"[between 2000 and 2015?]

Draft typescript.   

212"Frozen Charlotte"[between 2000 and 2015?]

Draft typescript  

215Available 9 April 20162016

Draft typescripts of the following poems: "The One Who Answers the Call,"  "Stars," "Never to Be Exhausted," "Gift, Distance," "Fair and Dark," "Tour and Prospect," "Silence," "Meaning Singing," "The Great Project," and "Mirror on Fire," "The Ram," "A Book Travels," "Who Is It I Address," "The Ones," "On Reading the First Pages of Salamandra," "A Star," "Cynosure," "Music," and "The Companion," "Palm Tree with Romeo and Juliette," "Plum, Words, Mind," "Isola," "Some Repose," "One Dawn or Many," "Monk and Onlooker," "There Is," "The Task," "The Scream," "Definition of Thinking," 'Origin of the Image," "The Implement," "To Dante," "His Loved One's Interpellation by a Ghost," "Near the Water," "Encounter," "Battered by the Turbulence of a Passing," "The Relation of 1790," "Etiology of Compulsion," "Narrative of a Shipwreck," "The Coming Forth of Dawn," "The Status of Concrete Details in Nightmare," "A Slender Presence," and "Introduction to Eden."

These poems were submitted to publications but we not published. 

 

Collections
229The Scream - poems from "The New Measures" Era Excised to make "The Scream"2012-2016

Draft typescript.   

230The Scream - Poems. A.F. Moritz2016

Draft (early version) typescript.   

Essays
219"Magic 8: A.F. Moritz"2015

Draft typescript.   

Submissions
21Volta submission 5 September 20152015

Two copies of final draft typescripts of poems "Near the Water," Wake," and "The Mural."

"Wake'" and "The Mural" were published in Volta (USA, Online) October 2015.

216Epignosis submission June 20142014

Final draft typescripts of the following poems: "A Hand's Breadth," "Palm Tree with Romeo and Juliet," "This Day," "Plum, Words, Mind," "You Can't Have What You Want," "Isola," "Some Repose," "One Dawn of Many," and "Monk and Onlooker."

"A Hand's Breadth," "This Day" and "You Can't Have What You Want" were accepted 28 June 2014.

Epignosis Quarterly is an online literary and arts journal.  

217"Maid of Scars" A.F.'s entry for George Walker anthology2015

Final draft typescript for George Walker's response-poem anthology, 2015 (Frog Hollow Press, Victoria. Ed. Shane Nielson)  

220Malahat Review submission 12 October 20132013

Draft typescripts of poems: "The Wind That Blows Through Winter,"  "Entrances," "A Definition of Pity," "There Is," "Plum, Words, Mind," "The Eye," "This Day," "The Task," "Hermes," 'Palm Tree with Romeo and Juliet," "Poetry," "A Hand's Breadth," and "The Scream,"

The following poems were accepted: "The Wind That Blows Through Winter,"  "Entrances" (also accepted in Best Canadian Poetry 2015), "A Definition of Pity," "The Eye" (also accepted in Poetry Daily), "Hermes," and "Poetry,"

223Submission 12 July 20162016

Final draft typescripts of poems: "As Far As You Know," "To the Reader," "Naked to All Interpretation," "Silence and Song," "Glimpse," 'Terrorism," "The Ram" and "Baltimore May 2015."

228Yale Review submission March 20162016

Final draft typescripts of poems:  "The Encounter," "Creating Despair," "The Myth," "Rhythm of Time," ""Encounter," "Battered by the Turbulence of a Passing," 'The Relation of 1790," 'Etiology of Compulsion," "Narrative of a Shipwreck," "The Coming Forth of Dawn," "The Status of Concrete Details in Nightmare," "A Slender Presence," and "Introduction to Eden."

"'Rhythm of Time"  was published in the Yale Review.

"Creating Despair" was published in Resonance Café Reading Series website, Fall 2015.

23Audeamus submission March 20152015

2 copies of draft typescripts.  Audeamus is the literary journal of Massey College. Submission consists of 7 poems: "Troubadour," "Silence," "Meaning Singing," "The Great Project," "The Same River," "Her Epoch," and "Mirror on Fire."

213Acta Victoriana submission - March 20162016

Final draft typescripts of poems: "The One Who Answers the Call," "Congestion," "Stars," "Never to Be Exhausted," "Gift, Distance," "Fair and Dark," "Tour and Prospect," "Silence," "Meaning Singing," "The Great Project," and "Mirror on Fire."  Acta Victoriana is the Victoria College literary publication.    "Congestion" was published in the Spring 2016 edition.

221Resonance website submission 2015

Final draft typescripts of "The Encounter," "Creating Despair," "The Myth," and "Rhythm of Time." 

"Creating Despair" was accepted in October 2015. 

Resonance Café website is edited and directed by Klara du Plessis.

225Submission for The High Window2016

Final drafts of poems:  "The Encounter," "The Myth," 'Rhythm of Time," "The Dearest Freshness," "Always Now Farther Away," "Pileated Woodpecker," and "Origin of the Image."

"Pileated Woodpecker," "The Myth" and "Always Now Farther Away," were published in The High Window #2, Spring 2016 (UK) 

The High Window is quarterly poetry publication.

Box 4
Individual poems
49Works [drafts of poems][199?]

Draft typescripts of works converted from original Wordperfect documents.   

Collections
48Carmagnole[1996]

Draft typescript. Converted from Wordperfect.  

410The Route and the Night[199?]

Draft typescript converted from the original Wordperfect document 

411A Houseboat on the Styx by A.F. Moritz1998

Draft typescript converted from the original Wordperfect document.  Published as Houseboat on the Styx, Ekstasis Editions (1998)

 

Box 5
Individual poems
57"Open Space"1990-1999

Draft typescript converted from the original Wordperfect document.   

510"Senseless" and "The Eagle"[199-]

Draft typescripts converted from the original Wordperfect document.      

514"Dream compose"[199-]

Draft typescript converted from the original Wordperfect document.       

517"The Work," "New Labyrinth," "Putting Up for the Night," "Beginning,"[199?]

Draft typescripts.  

518[Poems][between 2000 and 2016?]

Draft typescripts of multiple poems including "Birds of North America," "Flight to Vancouver," "Riff Raff," "The World," "The Sentinel," "Joseph," "Reunion of War Amputee and Field Surgeon," etc.

519AFMMag2 [Various poems][between 2000 and 2016]

Draft typescripts of various poems including "A Survival," "The Knot," 'Inheritance,"  "The Circus," etc.

Collections
51Selected poems project [199-]

Draft typescript converted from the original Wordperfect document.   

512For Carmagnole [1996]

Draft typescripts of poems converted from the original Wordperfect documents.       

513Carmagnole - Poems by A.F. Moritz[1996]

Draft typescript converted from the original Wordperfect document.       

Notebooks
53Pocket Notebooks 19881988

Typed notes converted from original wordperfect document.

55Pocket Notebooks 1988 (another version)1988

Typed notes converted from the original Wordperfect document. Notes are by days (ie. Day 1).

Box 6
Individual poems
61Arcady and Eden[between 2000 and 2016]

Draft typescripts of poems "Introduction to Eden" and "A Battle"   

62Frye Poem [between 2000 and 2016]

Draft typescript of a description "Words with Power?" by A.F. Moritz and poem "Full Circle - i.m. Northrop Frye

64[Various poems - published]2009

Draft typescripts of poems that were eventually published in Event, Poetry, USA, The Fiddlehead, Riddle Fence, Literary Review of Canada, Hamilton Stone Review (USA, online) and The Saving Banister.   Original title of file from AFM was: aaa New Book 09 publ.

Collections
63Poems MS 20102010

Draft typescripts of poems including: "News," "The Volcano," "Painting and Poem" (published eventually in Riddle Fence), "Men and Windmills," Creative Memory," "The Tomb," etc.  

615Night Street Repairs in Mexico City - A.F. Moritz2004

Draft typescript.  Eventually published as Night Street Repairs (Anansi, 2004)

 

Box 15
Individual poems
157Poems: drafts, revisions, copies 2015-2016

Annotated drafts of poems.  Some poems are written on napkins.   

1519[poems][between 2000 and 2016?]

Draft typescripts of poems including:  "Lost," "News," "Near the Water," "Hermes," "Christmas Eve," 'In Arizona," "The Tomb," etc.  

Essays
152A's Essays1986-1992

Includes rough notes and draft typescripts of essays on a variety of topics, including American politics, race relations in the US and teaching English literature, etc.   

Box 16
Individual poems
167First draft poems 2015-2016

Handwritten poems written between May 2015 and February 2016.  

Notebooks
1620Pocket notebook, August to September 20152015

Small notebook with handwritten notes.   

Essays
1619"Thoughts on [Poetry and] Loss"2015

Draft typescripts of versions of essay "Thoughts on Poetry and Loss" (First version "Loss in Poetry"), draft with comments by Johanna Skibsrud and related correspondence.  

Introductions
1617Introduction in Jeff Bien's book2015

Published copy of Jeff Bien's In a Time of No Song - Introduction by A.F. Moritz.  Toronto: Exile Editions, 2015.   

Box 17
Individual poems
178"The Clock"2016

Includes typescript of poem and correspondence from the editors of The Best Poetry in English, 2016 regarding the poem's entry in the volume.  

1715Worksheets 2016

Handwritten poems, notes  

Notebooks
1714Scribbler, poems by hand 2016

Notebook with handwritten poems - June to August 2016  

Lab notebooks
1717Big Blue Notebook #162011-2012

Notebook includes handwritten notes, poem drafts, journal entries, memorabilia, etc. Commonplace book - February 2011 to August 2015

Box 18
Individual poems
1812Sheets [drafts of poems]2013-2016

Handwritten notes, poems on sheets of paper.   

Collections
1810Original poems and notes2014-2016

Note from AFM: "All original or copied/organized originals of poems and notes from all 2 post-operation books 1) Meng, 2) As Far as you Know and 3) Untitled Books  

Notebooks
1813Loose Leaf Notebook - Begun 14 July 2013: Bastille Day2013

   

1814Loose Leaf Notebook # 1 1986-2013

Handwritten notes, poem drafts from the 1980s and 1990s with later notes from 2013.   

Box 19
Collections
198The Scream (poems 2006-2012)2006-2016

Typescript of book of poems written during the New Measures period. New unpublished work 2016.

Box 1
Individual poems
135"White City"[1990]

Draft typescript.  

136"Armida and the Beggars"[between 1990 and 2015?]

Two draft typescripts.  

137Place / Biblioasis[199?]

Draft typescript.  Title of poem different than title provided on file listed.  

140"An Image of Our Life"2016

Draft typescript.   

Collections
138"Blue Notebook 13"[199?]

Draft typescript.  Poems include: "Stays," "Knowledge," "At Erie," "The Question With Memory," "I'm" "The Forest," and 6 untitled poems.

Essays
12"Loss in Poetry"2014

Draft typescript. Written by AFM for Johanna Skibsrud.  

13"Thoughts on Poetry and Loss." A.F. Moritz2014

For Volta [noted by AFM].  Two draft typescripts.  Second has edits by Johanna Skibsrud.

14"A Garden is Not a Place: Poetry and Beauty," Anne Szumigalski Lecture 20132013

Written by AFM for League of Canadian Poets 47th Poetry Festival and Conference.  Four draft typescripts (one with revisions and one with edits by DG).  Two copies of final version (emailed to Prairie Fire Magazine). See Series 9, 2015.08 6-8 for related records.

19"Entrances" by AFM for Best Canadian Poetry 20152015

Typescript of poem.    

119"Poetry and Identity." Albert .F. Moritz[200?]

Two draft typescripts. 

1215 poetry audience[199?]

Draft typescript.

130"Faculty Forum" by Dr. Albert F. Moritz2006

Draft typescript.  Faculty Forum is a feature in Vic Report, the magazine of Victoria College.

115"Pablo Neruda and '100 Love Sonnets'" by A.F. Moritz2014

   

120Poetry audience[199?]

Draft typescript.  

128"Isolation and Communion in Modern Culture" by A.F. Moritz - newest additions2009

Draft typescript. Possibly for use in a course offered at Victoria College with the same name.   

Introductions
112Jeannine Pita's blurb2016

Draft typescript.  Blurb is for Things Seen and Unseen (2017).

113Jeff Bien Preface "A Few Words for 'In a Time of No Song' (2015)."2015

Draft typescript written by AFM.   

118Ludwig Zeller introduction2012

Draft typescript. Introduction was written by AFM for Ludwig Zeller's The Rules of the Game : Selected Shorter Poems 1952-2008 (2012). 

122Frog Hollow Book Introduction [199?]

Draft typescript in the form of a letter.   

123Ludwig Zeller Intro discards[199?]

Draft typescripts converted from the original Wordperfect documents.  

125George Fetherling introduction 2012

Introduction for Fetherling's Plans Deranged by Time (2012)  

131Afterword for "Editing Moritz"2006

Draft typescript.   

Reviews
124Eric Miller's "In the Scaffolding (Fredericton, NB: Goose Lane Editions, 2005); 91 pp.; $17.95 - Reviewed by A.F. Moritz2005

Draft typescript.  Review was published in Books in Canada under the title "Exemplars of Possibility."

Box 2
Individual poems
22"Sudden little parade downtown"[between 2000 and 2015?]

Draft typescript.  

28"Entry into Our Matter"[between 2000 and 2015?]

Draft typescript.   

Collections
211Blue Notebook 13[between 1990 and 2015?]

Draft typescripts. Includes poems: "Wind Farm,"Knowledge," "At Erie," "The Question with Memory," "I'm,"The Forest," "You Can't Have What You Want," "Nature Poetry," "Farm Engulfed," "Painting and Poem," "Wholeness," "The Blackbird," "Creative Memory," "The Ode," and 6 untitled poems.

See 1-38. 

Submissions
227"The Clock" for submission to Best Canadian Poetry2016

Final draft typescript.  

214Audeamus submission March 20162016

Final draft typescripts of poems: "The Ram," "Interstellar," "A Book Travels," "Who Is It I Address," "The Ones," "On Reading the First Pages of 'Salamandra'," "A Star," "Never to Be Exhausted," "Cynosure," "Music," and "The Companion."

"Interstellar" and "The Companion" were published in the Audeamus Spring 2016 edition.  

224Submission for George Murray[201-]

Final draft typescripts of poems: "The Dearest Freshness," "Always Now Farther Away," "Pileated Woodpecker," "Origin of the Image," "The Implement," "To Dante," " His Loved One's Interpellation by a Ghost," "The Clock," "The Myth," "Prayer to Dawn."

"The Clock" was accepted.  

226Submissions March 20162016

Final draft typescripts of poems: "Rhythm of Time," "The Dearest Freshness," "Origin of the Image," "The Implement," "To Dante," and "His Loved One's Interpellation by a Ghost."  

Box 4
Notebooks
47Journals [poem drafts]1994-2016

Consists of 'journals' originally from the AFM's computer that comprise of draft typescripts of poems, translations, and submissions for magazines.    

Box 5
Individual poems
58"The Work," "New Labyrinth" and "Joseph"[199-]

Draft typescripts converted from the original Wordperfect documents.       

59Two untitled poems, "Above a Store" and Don Juan 1- 7"[199-]

Draft typescript converted from an original Wordperfect document potentially entitled METRIC.  

511"The Dream of an Upper Room"[199-]

Draft typescript converted from the original Wordperfect document.       

515Oedipus II[200?]

Draft typescript.  

520[Drafts of poems eventually published][between 2000 and 2016]

Drafts of poems published in Event, Misunderstandings Magazine, The Fiddlehead, Hamilton Stone Review, Riddle Fence, and Literary Review of Canada.   

Collections
52Rest on the Flight into Egypt1999

Draft typescript converted from original wordperfect document. Rest on the Flight into Egypt was published by Brick Books in 1999.

 

54Publicity for Rest on the Flight 1999

Final draft typescript, converted from the original Wordperfect document, of press release for Rest on the Flight into Egypt published by Brick Books in 1999.

 

56Night Street Repairs2004

Draft typescript converted from the original Wordperfect document.  Night Street Repairs was published by Anansi in 2004

 

Introductions
516A.F. Moritz intro for Gary Geddes OUP anthology[between 2000 and 2014]

Draft typescript. A.F. Moritz intro for Oxford University Press' 70 Canadian Poets, edited by Gary Geddes  

Box 6
Individual poems
65[Various poems]2009

Draft typescript of poems including: "Lakes and Oceans," "Farm Engulfed," "Adam," "Eglantine," etc.  Originally file title was aaa New Book 09 mag.

67[Various poems]2012-2013

Draft typescripts of poems.  Original file titles provided by AFM were Anansi 2012, Anansi 2013 3, Anansi 2012 2  and Edmonton Poetry Festival material but the archivist was unable to find file separation places as the poems were all filed in one folder. 

68Published [various poems][between 2000 and 2016]

Final draft typescripts of poems that were eventually published.   

610a95 [Various poems]1995

Draft typescripts of poems including: "Ransom,"  "Fulfilled," "Hermit and Crow," "An Old Saw," etc.

611"To Susana Wald, Artist"[between 2000 and 2016]

Draft typescript.   

Notebooks
66Moleskin poems[between 2000 and 2016]

Draft typescripts of copies of poems originally written in a notebook.  Includes "A Visit to the Bird House," "The Definition," "Listening to Bees," "Monologue of Self to Soul," etc.  

Essays
613"Ludwig Zeller's Silence"[between 2000 and 2016]

Draft typescript.   

Box 17
Lab notebooks
1718Big Blue Notebook # 172015-2016

Commonplace book August 2015-April 2016. Includes journal, notes, writing.  

Box 18
Collections
1811Early manuscript of Meng, new book2016

Draft typescript of The Anonymous Life of Meng with the Surviving Fragments. by A. F. Moritz  

Box 19
199The Anonymous Life of Meng with the Surviving Fragments2016

Draft typescript, refined July 2016 - unpublished.   

2017.07
Box 1
Individual poems
13Drafts of Poems by Hand2016-2017

New yet unpublished poems.

15Poems and notes, November 2016 to February 20172016-2017

Handwritten notes of poems and reflections yet unpublished. 23 November 2016 to 12 February 2017  

Notebooks
12London/Edinburgh book2017

Notes, new unpublished poems, reflections during trip to Fringe Festivals in London and Edinburgh, August 2017.

14Pocket notebook, October to November 20162016

Small notebook containing handwritten poems and reflections yet unpublished. October 20 to November 20, 2016  

113Pocket notebook, April to June 20172017

Pocket notebook of handwritten poems and reflections not yet published. Includes one translation of JR Jimenez. 

Lab notebooks
11Big Blue Notebook # 182016-2017

Commonplace book of new drafts of poems, essays, reflections. Mid 2016 to January 2017.

Box 2
213Notes on C.S. Peirce2017

Handwritten notes.

Individual poems
23Poem for Meng2017

Handwritten poem with changes. A new version of a poem for Meng (ongoing project).

24[Drafts of poems]2017

Typewritten drafts of poems with handwritten edits. New, unpublished poems.

28"He... Coursed the Doe"2017

Draft typescript with edits to poem in progress, "He Would Have Coursed the Doe".

215February 2017 poems2017

Loose typed poems and translations with handwritten changes.

218Reconsidered poems2016-2017

Unpublished manuscript of poems from The Sentinel period now being reconsidered. ms. notes and revisions made by AFM between September 2016 and Spring 2017.

Box 3
31Reconsidered poems II2017

Manuscript of non-Sentinel poems from 1998-2007, a gathering of previously published and previously unpublished poems. Currently being used to find an ordering and a title for a new publication (post-selected).

34Napkin poems2016

Two poems written on napkins. November 2016.

Notebooks
37Scribbler, July to September 20172017

Notebook containing drafts of poems and reflections. Includes loose page of writing (#122) from the morning of AFM's mother's funeral.

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