Moez Surani’s poetry has been published internationally, including in Harper’s Magazine, The Awl, The Walrus, Best American Experimental Writing 2016, Best Canadian Poetry (2013 & 2014) and the Globe and Mail. He has attended artist residencies around the world, including the Saari Artists Residency in Finland, The Akrai Residency in Italy, the International Writers and Translators House in Latvia, Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan, and two Swiss residencies, Chateau Lavigny and Villa Strauli. He has received literary and interdisciplinary grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council. Among the awards his work has won is the Antigonish Review’s Poetry Prize and a Chalmers Arts Fellowship, which supported a five-month research stint to India and East Africa. His first poetry collection, Reticent Bodies, was published in 2009. One critic assessed the book’s impact: "Reticent Bodies is that rare book that has the power to be a lynchpin, a hinge in the history of Canadian poetry.” Another critic focused on the book's voice: "he is capable of shifting effortlessly from a terse, monosyllabic style to enormously complex syntactic compositions resulting in a very expressive language." In 2012, Surani published a second collection, Floating Life, which was described as suffused with “stunning, simple images.” His third book, Operations, published by BookThug in Fall, 2016, is a conceptual poem comprised of the names of military operation names from 193 UN-member states, revealing an inventory of the contemporary rhetoric of violence and aggression.