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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
June 17, 2018

Epistolary Correspondences

by Susan Howe

Susan Howe is the winner of the 2018 International Griffin Poetry Prize, for her singular and intriguing poetry collection Debths. Let's celebrate this milestone in her distinguished career by revisiting our Poem of the Week look at "Epistolary Correspondences".

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
June 10, 2018

The Rez Sisters II

by Billy-Ray Belcourt

Billy-Ray Belcourt is the newly minted winner of the 2018 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize, for his powerful poetry collection This Wound is a World. Let's celebrate this achievement for a young poet's first poetry collection by revisiting our Poem of the Week look at "The Rez Sisters II".

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
June 3, 2018

A Short Story of Falling

by Alice Oswald

While we await the announcement of the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize winners on June 7, 2018, let's enjoy agaih a Poem of the Week selection from the work of 2017 winner Alice Oswald.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
May 27, 2018

or more or

by Donato Mancini

We've devoted this and the previous six Poem of the Week installments to the poetry collections on the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist. We now draw to the end of the tour with "or more or" (as it's called in the "Contents" at the end of the book) from Donato Mancini's Same Diff.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
May 20, 2018

I fold in half

by Aisha Sasha John

Our Poem of the Week excursion through the poetry collections on the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist now stops at "I fold in half", one of numerous examples of Aisha Sasha John's refreshingly direct authorial voice in I have to live.

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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
Replay the shortlist readings

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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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International Welsh Poetry Competition submission deadline

Poem of the Week

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#todayspoem

Scottish Poetry Library Project Co-ordinator application deadline

#twitterpoetryclub

Common Readings, the May Edition

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Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXIII

Indigenous Voices Award winners announced

Nielsen and Ratt at the Art Bar Poetry Series

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Michael Ondaatje in conversation with Steven Winn, part of City Arts & Lectures

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Spring Pulse Poetry Festival

bpNichol Chapbook Award submission deadline

The Banister 33rd Annual Poetry Contest submission deadline

CBC Poetry Prize submission deadline

Canadian Lines – An Evening of Poetry

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Spring Pulse Poetry Festival

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Spring Pulse Poetry Festival

Bengali Literary Resource Centre (BLRC) meeting with Anne Michaels

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Poem of the Week

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Spring Poetry Launch

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Canadian Art Encounters: Ben Lerner

Meagher, Lipsius and Bennett at the Art Bar Poetry Series

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2018 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist readings

London Open Mic Poetry, featuring Annick MacAskill

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2018 Griffin Poetry Prize winners announced

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Souvankham & Beth & poetry

Creative Minds: Vietnamese Writers of the Diaspora

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Poem of the Week

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#twitterpoetryclub

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Tanis MacDonald and rob mclennan at Tree Reading Series

Cheuk, Fefferman, Siré and Spears at the Rowers Reading Series

Sciberras, Garebian and Rogers at the Art Bar Poetry Series

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CultFusion #5

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Canadian Writers’ Summit (CWS) 2018

Parkland Poets Reading Series

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Canadian Writers’ Summit (CWS) 2018

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Canadian Writers’ Summit (CWS) 2018

Toronto Lit Up: Spring Poetry Launch

Late Spring Poetry Readings

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Poem of the Week

Oakville Literary Cafe Series

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Martin, Sahni and Kuhling at the Art Bar Poetry Series

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Shore 2 Shore

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Poem of the Week

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#todayspoem

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Hot Ottawa Voices and Canisia Lubrin at Tree Reading Series

Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXIV

Kingston Book Launch: Forsythe, Dennis, de Meijer, Ross

Forsythe Moore, Koulouris and Patriarca at the Art Bar Poetry Series

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Bissett, Karasick & Kidd at the Atwater Poetry Project

Parkland Poets Reading Series

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2019 Griffin Poetry Prize deadline (1 of 2) for entries

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