The Tradition

The Tradition - A.F. Moritz

After enjoying “The Sentinel” I asked Professor Moritz to borrow some more of his poetry books, which he happily agreed to. I was not disappointed by the poems in “The Tradition”. They are just as intricate and gripping as his more recent work, but the one difference that I particularly liked in it was the stronger focus on classical antiquity. Some poems, particularly “The Sphinx”, took concepts that one might assume have been overdone and reimagines them in a way that is impressive and soothing. The latter is how I would describe the collection as a whole: soothing, reassuring you while giving you bite-sized portions of insight. These poems are touching and skillfully spun, and are best appreciated in small doses.