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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
November 18, 2018

The Storm

by Mira Rosenthal, translating from the Polish by Tomasz Rózycki

Upheaval of various forms is captured memorably and forcefully in the poem "The Storm," translated by Mira Rosenthal from the Polish poem "Burza" by Tomasz Rózycki, from the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted collection Colonies.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
November 11, 2018

from He Sápa

by Layli Long Soldier

Although brief and seemingly spare, this section of Layli Long Soldier's poem "He Sápa" is dizzyingly powerful and provocative. How does she pack such potency into this selection from her 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted collection Whereas.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
November 4, 2018

from What No One Could Have Told Them

by C.D. Wright

The title of this excerpt from C.D. Wright's 2003 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted collection Steal Away has a tinge of the ominous to it: "What No One Could Have Told Them". But we know we're in good hands with Wright, and she will only take us down a treacherous path if necessary and with the utmost care and guidance. There is just as good a chance the foreboding of this title is in service to a tale told humorously and with generous helpings of self-deprecation.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
October 28, 2018

Spain, Take This Cup From Me

by Clayton Eshleman, translating from the Spanish by César Vallejo

Readers of poetry in translation feel they're in good hands when renowned translator Clayton Eshleman transforms into English the work in Spanish of César Vallejo, captured so generously in The Complete Poetry: A Bilingual Edition, which was shortlisted for the 2008 Griffin Poetry Prize. "Spain, Take This Cup From Me" is one of the fine examples from this extensive collection.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
October 21, 2018

Common Book Pillow Book

by Priscila Uppal

We miss Priscila Uppal's vibrant presence. We are so grateful she left us countless gifts of her urgent, provocative and stirring words, in myriad prose and poetic forms.

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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

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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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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Toronto International Festival of Authors (aka IFOA)

Living in Poetry Festival 2018

Contradictory Sways: Reading and Writing through Harryette Mullen: A Writing Workshop with Hoa Nguyen

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#twitterpoetryclub

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#todayspoem

Harper, Leman and Bernier-Cormier at the Art Bar Poetry Series

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National Poetry Competition submission deadline

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The Young Buck Poetry Prize submission deadline

Alice James Award submission deadline

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Poetry in Aldeburgh

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Poetry in Aldeburgh

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Deanna Young, Julie Bruck and Randall Maggs appear at Words

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Poetry in Aldeburgh

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Contradictory Sways: Reading and Writing through Harryette Mullen: A Writing Workshop with Hoa Nguyen

Penn Kemp & Susan Musgrave: In Conversation

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

2018 Charles Causley International Poetry Competition submission deadline

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Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Canadian Writers in Person – Canisia Lubrin

Terpstra, Christakos and Santos at the Art Bar Poetry Series

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Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Pivot Readings

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Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Celebrating the Life and Work of Priscila Uppal

Parkland Poets Reading Series

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Adonis: Translation, a Second Act of Creation

Anstruther Press 2018 Fall Launch

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Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Annual In Memoriam Reading at the University of Arizona Poetry Center

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Contradictory Sways: Reading and Writing through Harryette Mullen: A Writing Workshop with Hoa Nguyen

StillPoint Writing Workshop

Cobourg Literary Mosh Pit: Chisholm, Hogan, Ross

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

#twitterpoetryclub

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

David Alexander + Jenny Haysom at Tree Reading Series

Chenette, Greenwald and Ferrante at the Art Bar Poetry Series

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Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

2018 CBC Poetry Prize winner announced

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Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Kendal Mountain Literature Festival

Margaret Atwood in conversation with Michael Enright

DECA Pride presents: queer east poetry

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Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Kendal Mountain Literature Festival

Where’s SARDINES?: Art and Poetry in Conversation

CAConrad at Writers Read

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Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Kendal Mountain Literature Festival

2018 bpNichol Chapbook Award winner announced

Awash in Poetry: What the Poets Are Doing and Best Canadian Poetry 2018 Co-Launch

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Kendal Mountain Literature Festival

Contradictory Sways: Reading and Writing through Harryette Mullen: A Writing Workshop with Hoa Nguyen

What the Poets Are Doing Book Launch

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

StillPoint Writing Workshop

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Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Teju Cole on The circuit

McEwan, Gardiner and MacLean at the Art Bar Poetry Series

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Mile End Poets’ Festival

Parkland Poets Reading Series

Poetry Extravaganza

Invisible Fall Launch Party

Desert Pets Press Fall 2018 Launch

Beyond Forgetting: Rodney DeCroo + The Wise Blood Celebrate 100 Years of Al Purdy

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Mile End Poets’ Festival

Unveiling of the Scottish War Poets Memorial

No-one is an Island

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Mile End Poets’ Festival

the ottawa small press book fair

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Mile End Poets’ Festival

Contradictory Sways: Reading and Writing through Harryette Mullen: A Writing Workshop with Hoa Nguyen

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

#todayspoem

#twitterpoetryclub

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) 6th Anniversary

Deanna Young + Kevin Shaw at Tree Reading Series

Di Nardo, Wilson and Crawford at the Art Bar Poetry Series

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

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Constructing Spaces exhibition

Concrete is Porous: poetry exhibition

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