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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.

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Griffin Lifetime Recognition Award

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

Griffin Poetry Prize 2017 highlights

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Poem of the Week
November 19, 2017 to November 26, 2017

The Minds of the Higher Animals
by Ken Babstock

By the end of Ken Babstock's poem "The Minds of the Higher Animals", do you feel like you've indeed been invited into the mind of a higher animal ... or repelled, pushed away or possibly hoodwinked? Perhaps you're even left wondering what a higher mind is exactly. In fact, we're still wondering this since we first looked at this poem, so we've decided to visit it again.
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