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Rest On The Flight Into Egypt

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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 un ...more
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Published November 16th 1999 by Brick Books (first published November 1st 1999)
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Jul 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
I'm sitting here as if studying the dust
but it's a postcard reproduction in my palm:
Bernard van Orley's 'Rest on the Flight into Egypt,'
which is the greatest painting in that same order
where ''Twas on a Holy Thursday' is the great song.
- Rest on the Flight into Egypt (pg. 36)


In my review of Song of Fear , I aligned Moritz's poems with the ancient, the mythic. Confirmed by P.K. Page's observation ("motionless, full of portent, with the gravity and power of myth"). In Rest on the Flight into Egy
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A.F. Moritz has published more than twenty collections of poetry as well as important works of literary history and numerous translations of Latin American verse. A leading figure in the literary life of Canada, he has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a major award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Two of his most recent works have reaffirmed his reputat ...more