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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
December 9, 2018

Anniversaries, End of August

by Russell Thornton

Russell Thornton's "Anniversaries, End of August" leaves us dizzy after one reading, but eager to read the poem again. How does he so entice readers in this selection from his 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted collection The Hundred Lives?

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
December 2, 2018

Slow Black Dog

by David W. McFadden

We miss terribly David McFadden's wry, observant, mischievous voice, so adept at pulling us into stories and worlds. How grateful we are to have collections of his work where that voice runs like a strong current, such as Why Are You So Sad?, the 2008 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted work in which "Slow Black Dog" is found.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
November 25, 2018

from The Dragon of History

by Fanny Howe

With Fanny Howe's poem "The Dragon of History", we're reminded of what interesting paths a poem can take us down. The poem, taken from Howe's 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted collection On the Ground, offers a historical reference that of course, an attentive reader will want to learn more about and then, of course, might just pursue down unexpected avenues.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
November 18, 2018

The Storm

by Mira Rosenthal, translating from the Polish by Tomasz Rózycki

Upheaval of various forms is captured memorably and forcefully in the poem "The Storm," translated by Mira Rosenthal from the Polish poem "Burza" by Tomasz Rózycki, from the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted collection Colonies.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
November 11, 2018

from He Sápa

by Layli Long Soldier

Although brief and seemingly spare, this section of Layli Long Soldier's poem "He Sápa" is dizzyingly powerful and provocative. How does she pack such potency into this selection from her 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted collection Whereas.

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Griffin Poetry Prize Highlights

Scott Griffin

Scott Griffin welcomes poetry lovers to the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist readings at Koerner Hall

Ben Lerner

2018 Griffin Poetry Prize judge Ben Lerner

Tongo Eisen-Martin

2018 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted poet Tongo Eisen-Martin

Sarah Howe

2018 Griffin Poetry Prize judge Sarah Howe

Susan Howe

2018 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted poet Susan Howe

Layli Long Soldier

2018 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted poet Layli Long Soldier

Ian Williams

2018 Griffin Poetry Prize judge Ian Williams

Natalie Shapero

2018 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted poet Natalie Shapero

Ana Blandiana

2018 Griffin Lifetime Recognition Award recipient Ana Blandiana

Billy-Ray Belcourt

2018 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted poet Billy-Ray Belcourt

Aisha Sasha John

2018 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted poet Aisha Sasha John

Donato Mancini

2018 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted poet Donato Mancini

2018 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist readings at Koerner Hall

Front row (left to right): Layli Long Soldier, Sarah Howe, Ana Blandiana, Susan Howe Natalie Shapero / Back row (left to right): Ian Williams, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Ben Lerner, Scott Griffin, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Aisha Sasha John, Donato Mancini

2018 Griffin Poetry Prize awards ceremony

Vibrant decor at the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize awards ceremony

Sarah Howe, Susan Howe

2018 Griffin Poetry Prize judge Sarah Howe, 2018 Griffin Poery Prize shortlisted poet Susan Howe

Billy-Ray Belcourt, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Layli Long Soldier

2018 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted poets Billy-Ray Belcourt, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Layli Long Soldier

Natalie Shapero, Ricky Crano

2018 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted poet Natalie Shapero, Tufts University lecturer Ricky Crano

Canisia Lubrin, Aisha Sasha John, Catherine Callender

Poet Canisia Lubrin, 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted poet Aisha Sasha John, Catherine Callender

Sarah Steeves,Donato Mancini

Sarah Steeves,2018 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted poet Donato Mancini

Susan Howe

2018 International Griffin Poetry Prize winner Susan Howe

Billy-Ray Belcourt

2018 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize winner Billy-Ray Belcourt

Billy-Ray Belcourt,Scott Griffin, Susan Howe

Griffin Poetry Prize founder Scott Griffin proudly presents 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize winners Billy-Ray Belcourt and Susan Howe

David Chariandy, Ian Williams, Eleanor Wachtel

Author David Chariandy and broadcaster Eleanor Wachtel praise 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize judge Ian Williams on a job exceedingly well done.

Ana Blandiana, Scott Griffin

Griffin Poetry Prize founder Scott Griffin congratulates Griffin Lifetime Recognition Award recipient Ana Blandiana

2018 Griffin Poetry Prize awards ceremony
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2018 Shortlist

The books and poets of the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist

Learn more here about the poetry collections, poets and publishers recognized on the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist.

2018 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology

2018 Shortlist

The many ways to celebrate the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist

Winners of the Guess the Winners contest!
Purchase the 2018 anthology
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Lifetime Recognition

Get to know the Griffin Lifetime Recognition Award recipients

Learn more about the distinguished recipients of the Griffin Lifetime Recognition Award, representing poetry from around the world.



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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Mile End Poets’ Festival

Contradictory Sways: Reading and Writing through Harryette Mullen: A Writing Workshop with Hoa Nguyen

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) 6th Anniversary

Deanna Young + Kevin Shaw at Tree Reading Series

Di Nardo, Wilson and Crawford at the Art Bar Poetry Series

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Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Do I Know You? Altar Pieces, Paintings, and Heads – poetry reading and exhibition

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Do I Know You? Altar Pieces, Paintings, and Heads – poetry reading and exhibition

StillPoint Writing Workshop

Visual Verse – Ripple Effects

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

The Fiddlehead’s 28th Annual Contest deadline

49th Shelf’s 12 Days of Bookness

TS Eliot Book Club

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

49th Shelf’s 12 Days of Bookness

Canadian Writers in Person – Stevie Howell

Langevin, Wright and Kasturi at the Art Bar Poetry Series

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

49th Shelf’s 12 Days of Bookness

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

49th Shelf’s 12 Days of Bookness

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

49th Shelf’s 12 Days of Bookness

Griffin Poetry Prize helps celebrate 49th Shelf’s 12 Days of Bookness

Studio One Reading Series with Brenda Hillman and Rae Armantrout

The Factory Reading Series presents: a workshop chapbook launch

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

49th Shelf’s 12 Days of Bookness

Poetry workshop with Jane Munro

HappenStance launch and Christmas party

Author reading with Jane Munro

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

49th Shelf’s 12 Days of Bookness

Contradictory Sways: Reading and Writing through Harryette Mullen: A Writing Workshop with Hoa Nguyen

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

49th Shelf’s 12 Days of Bookness

Worldwide Reading for Freedom of the Press and in Memory of Jamal Khashoggi on the 70th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights

TS Eliot Book Club

#twitterpoetryclub

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

49th Shelf’s 12 Days of Bookness

Berton House Writers’ Retreat application deadline

Eden Mills Writers’ Festival Artistic Director application deadline

The Poets Settlement with Michael Seidlinger + open mic

Hot Ottawa Voices 2018 at Tree Reading Series

Al Purdy Special Event at the Art Bar Poetry Series

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

49th Shelf’s 12 Days of Bookness

Tracy K. Smith accepts the Hall-Kenyon Prize in American Poetry

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

49th Shelf’s 12 Days of Bookness

Oro Valley Poetry Circle: Holiday Poetry Jam

Parkland Poets Reading Series

Gilbert and Epp at Word Up Barrie

Boots Riley in conversation with Tongo Eisen-Martin and special guests

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

49th Shelf’s 12 Days of Bookness

#todayspoem

O M Poetry Inside // Winter Edition

The Root Slam: Featuring Tongo Eisen-Martin

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Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

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Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

StillPoint Writing Workshop

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXIX

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

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Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

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Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

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Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

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Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

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Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

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2019 Griffin Poetry Prize deadline (2 of 2) for entries

Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

The Moth Poetry Prize submission deadline

The Rialto Open Pamphlet Competition 2018 submission deadline

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