A.F. Moritz is the author of thirteen books of poetry, numerous chapbooks and limited edition volumes. He has received major honours including the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Award in Literature of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. His book Rest on the Flight into Egypt was nominated for the 2000 Governor General's Award. In the Blackwells Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry, Moritz is one of four major Canadian poets discussed as having emerged since Ondaatje and Atwood.