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The books and poets of the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist

Learn more here about the poetry collections, poets, translators and publishers recognized on the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist.

2015-anthology

Ways to celebrate the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist

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Looking back on Griffin Poetry Prize 2015

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Poem of the Week
June 28, 2015 to July 5, 2015

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When Eyes Are on Me
by Yusef Komunyakaa

How does the layout of words, phrases and sentences in this poem - Yusef Komunyakaa's "When Eyes Are on Me" from his 2012 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted collection "The Chameleon Couch" - affect how the poem unfolds sonically? That sonic effect can be how the poem "sounds" as you're reading it to yourself, or it can inform how the poem is actually read aloud. Let's take a look ... and a listen.
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