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Don Paterson

The books and poets of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist

Learn more here about the poetry collections, poets, translators and publishers recognized on the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist.

Replay the 2016 shortlist readings livestream

karen-solie

Cork International Poetry Festival Presents an Evening of Griffin Poetry

On February 17th, the 2017 Cork International Poetry Festival presents a showcase of Griffin nominees, winners, trustees, and judges in a series of readings and discussions.

Griffin Poetry Prize 2016 highlights

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Photos by Tom Sandler Photography

Poem of the Week
March 26, 2017 to April 2, 2017

matthew-rohrer

Disquisition on Trees
by Matthew Rohrer

Is it just us, or is there something slightly uncomfortable and somewhat familiar about the voice that seems to intone Matthew Rohrer's poem "Disquisition on Trees", from his 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted collection A Green Light? Although this poem was published more than 12 years ago, what is the mysterious je ne sais quoi that makes it feel like it just popped up in our newsfeeds this minute?
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