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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
May 31, 2020

from Baalbeck

Sarah Riggs, translated from the French written by Etel Adnan

Just as we did last week, let's continue celebrating our freshly announced 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize winners by savouring another selection from Time, Sarah Rigg's translation of the poetry written in French by Etel Adnan. This is an excerpt from the section of the collection entitled "Baalbeck".

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
May 24, 2020

from alterity

Kaie Kellough

Let's continue celebrating newly announced 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize winner Magnetic Equator by Kaie Kellough by immersing ourselves in another selection from the collection. This is an excerpt from the section of the book entitled "alterity".

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
May 17, 2020

We Were Never Meant to Break Like This

Billy-Ray Belcourt

The poem "We Were Never Meant to Break Like This" from Billy-Ray Belcourt's 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize winning collection This Wound is a World is presented as a numbered list. Does this structure guide the poem's readers ... or lead them, with intent, in some unexpected direction? Let's revisit this poem from a Griffin Poetry Prize winner while we await the news of two new Griffin Poetry Prize winners for 2020, to be announced May 19, 2020.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
May 10, 2020

from Apparition of Objects

Robert Majzels and Erin Moure, translated from the French written by Nicole Brossard

The 2008 Griffin Poetry Prize judges noted that Nicole Brossard "has always shone an investigative light on every word that comes to her." The judges go on in the citation for Notebook of Roses and Civilization to note that those essaying to translate Brossard's work have high standards to reach, but they conclude that Robert Majzels and Erin Moure have done so very admirably. This piquant portion of "Apparition of Objects" illustrates their achievement well, and is well worth visiting again.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
May 3, 2020

I’d have liked

Sarah Riggs, translated from the French by Etel Adnan

Our Poem of the Week choice comes again from the seven works on the 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist. This week, we have the pleasure of pondering a selection from Time, wherein Sarah Riggs translates poetry originally written in French by Etel Adnan.

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40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

Afrolit Sans Frontieres

2020 CBC Poetry Prize submission deadline

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CANCELLED – 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist readings

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