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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.

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2015 Griffin Lifetime Recognition award recipient Derek Walcott

Learn more about Nobel Prize-winning poet and playwright Derek Walcott.

Looking back on Griffin Poetry Prize 2015

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Poem of the Week
February 7, 2016 to February 14, 2016

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Insomnia
by Derek Mahon

While carefully and beautifully assembled, Derek Mahon's poem "Insomnia" - from his 2009 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted collection Life on Earth - is almost painful to read because it so precisely captures aspects of that affliction.
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Poem of the Week Archives

  • Half-Term
    Marek Kazmierski translating from Polish by Wioletta Greg January 31, 2016
  • Unde malum?
    Joanna Trzeciak, translating from the Polish by Tadeusz Rozewicz January 24, 2016

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