Albert F. Moritz
Goldring Professor of the Arts and Society
Office Phone: 416-585-4531
Office Location: Northrop Frye Hall Room 206
Office Hours and/or Leave Status: Wednesdays 2:00 – 4:00
B.A. - Journalism (Marquette University, Wisconsin)
M.A. - English (Marquette University, Wisconsin)
Ph.D - English (Marquette University, Wisconsin)
Professor Albert Moritz is the Coordinator of the Jewison Stream of the Vic ONe Program in Victoria College, University of Toronto, and also teaches the VIC190 course in the Arts and Society. Described as a "master of metaphor" by the Globe and Mail, Professor Moritz has published more than 15 books of poetry and was the 2009 Griffin Poetry Prize winner for The Sentinel. Most recently, his book of poems, The New Measures received the League of Canadian Poets' 2013 Raymond Souster Award, and was a finalist for the Governor General's Award. In addition to his numerous works of poetry, which have received the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Award in Literature of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, among other honours, Professor Moritz has also published several translations and works of non-fiction. Before teaching at Victoria College, he has worked as an advertising copywriter and executive, editor and publisher.
The New Measures (Anansi Press, 2012)– League of Canadian Poets' 2013 Raymond Souster Award for the best poetry book of the previous year; Finalist for the Governor General's Award.
The Sentinel (House of Anansi Press, 2008) – Winner of the 2009 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize.