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Don Paterson

The books and poets of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist

Learn more here about the poetry collections, poets, translators and publishers recognized on the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist.

Replay the 2016 shortlist readings livestream

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New Griffin Trustees

The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry is pleased to announce the addition of two new trustees to its board: Marek Kazmierski and Jo Shapcott.

Griffin Poetry Prize 2016 highlights

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Poem of the Week
January 15, 2017 to January 22, 2017

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K was supposed to come with the key, I was
by Per Brask and Patrick Friesen, translating from the Danish by Ulrikka S. Gernes

Considering the mundane subject matter and tone which this poem commences, it becomes revelatory at the end of its crisp 19 lines. How does it manage to startle and refresh us? Let's take a look at "K was supposed to come with the key, I was", which is the first line of a poem originally composed in Danish by Ulrikka S. Gernes, translated into English by Canadian poet/translators Per Brask and Patrick Friesen in a unique collaboration.
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