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Sandra Ridley

The books and poets of the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist

Learn more here about the poetry collections, poets, translators and publishers recognized on the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist.

2017-anthology

Announcing the Guess the Winners contest winners!

Contest winners will receive a copy of the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize anthology.

Griffin Poetry Prize 2017 highlights

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Poem of the Week
August 13, 2017 to August 20, 2017

from A Part Song
by Denise Riley

When we last considered a selection from Denise Riley's Say Something Back, we observed that the entire poetry collection, shortlisted for the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize, is suffused with a fierce, redemptive grappling with grief. The poignant centrepiece of this collection is "A Part Song", Riley's fiery lament at the loss of her son. Within this extended piece, she uses many approaches to confront and attempt to conquer grief.
Poem & Notes

Poem of the Week Archives

  • The Laugh
    Don McKay August 6, 2017
  • from My Dear Double
    Donald Nicholson-Smith, translating from the French by Abdellatif Laâbi July 30, 2017

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