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May 24, 2020

from alterity

Kaie Kellough

Let's continue celebrating newly announced 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize winner Magnetic Equator by Kaie Kellough by immersing ourselves in another selection from the collection. This is an excerpt from the section of the book entitled "alterity".

Poems of the Week ( View Archives )
April 26, 2020

Again, our Poem of the Week choices this week come from the seven works on the recently announced 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist. As we did the past two weeks, we are doubling your poetry pleasure by showcasing two selections. This departs from our usual weekly schedule to ensure that you get to enjoy selections from the entire shortlist before the accelerated 2020 winners announcement on May 19th.

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The first of two selections this week comes from Magnetic Equator by Kaie Kellough.

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The second of two selections this week comes from Lima :: Limón by Natalie Scenters-Zapico.

Poems of the Week ( View Archives )
April 19, 2020

We continue this week with Poem of the Week choices that come from the seven works on the recently announced 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist. As we did last week, we are showcasing two selections again this week. We know this is a bit of a departure from our usual weekly schedule, but we want to ensure that you get to enjoy selections from the entire shortlist before the accelerated 2020 winners announcement on May 19th.

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The first of two selections this week comes from heft by Doyali Islam.

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The second of two selections this week comes from Arias by Sharon Olds.

Poems of the Week ( View Archives )
April 12, 2020

Over the next four weeks, our Poem of the Week choices will come from the seven works on the newly announced 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist. We will be showcasing two selections per week, with one work in the fourth week. This is a bit of a departure from our usual weekly schedule to ensure that you get to enjoy selections from the entire shortlist before the accelerated 2020 winners announcement on May 19th. (And really, don't we all need double portions of poetry right now?)

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The first of two selections this week comes from How to Dress a Fish by Abigail Chabitnoy.

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The second of two selections this week comes from How She Read by Chantal Gibson.

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The 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize

Learn more here about the 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist.




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2020 Shortlist

The books and poets of the 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist

Learn more here about the poetry collections, poets, translators and publishers recognized on the 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist.

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Initiatives

Learn about Griffin Trust initiatives

Learn more here about other initiatives championed by The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry, including Poetry In Voice / Les voix de la poésie, tributes, participation in literary festivals, donations and more.

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Lifetime Recognition

Get to know the Griffin Lifetime Recognition Award recipients

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National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month.ca 2020, ode to the small

2-Day Poem Contest

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month.ca 2020, ode to the small

Alice Oswald Book Club

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National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month.ca 2020, ode to the small

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers shortlists announced

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month.ca 2020, ode to the small

Poetry at Bennington with Ilya Kaminsky and Sawako Nakayasu

National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month.ca 2020, ode to the small

Poetry In Voice / Les voix de la poesie VOICES/VOIX Poetry Journal submission period closes

The LaHave Review submission deadline

Brick Books end of submission period

The Montreal International Poetry Prize early entry deadline

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Little Birds Poetry Editing Workshop

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Poetry Crash Cart: Loving & Working During Covid-19 — for Health Care Students and Workers

What We Need Right Now Poetry Event

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Birthdate of Kamau Brathwaite

40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

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40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

At Home with Literati: Ian Williams & Randy Boyagoda

Piudik and Bickersteth at the (online) Art Bar Poetry Series

40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

2020 Live Canon International Poetry Competition – For Single Poems submission deadline

Poetry Crash Cart: Loving & Working During Covid-19 — for Health Care Students and Workers

40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

Pandemic Response Reading Series presents Literary Cocktails with UAlberta Press

Poetry off the Stage: A Virtual Reading with Dunya Mikhail

40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

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2020 Griffin Poetry Prize winners announced

40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

ALU Indie Reading Room: Three Poets

40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

Poetry Crash Cart: Loving & Working During Covid-19 — for Health Care Students and Workers

Caroline Bergvall presents Night & Refuge – Live Writing Room

Poets Corner Live Virtual Reading

40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

Prep to Publish with Poet Laureate KaNikki Jakarta

40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

2020 Live Canon Collection Competition (for full collections) submission deadline

Afrolit Sans Frontieres

HAPPENING Multicultural LIVE

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40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

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HAPPENING Multicultural LIVE

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers winners announced

Forms & Features Online: Repetition

40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

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HAPPENING Multicultural LIVE

Forms & Features Online: Repetition

Poetry London Online – Episode Two

40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

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HAPPENING Multicultural LIVE

Forms & Features Online: Repetition

Razovskyville #3

40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

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HAPPENING Multicultural LIVE

40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

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HAPPENING Multicultural LIVE

Heliconian Club Anthology submission deadline

40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

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2020 CBC Poetry Prize submission deadline

Edmonton Poetry Festival PoFest Poetry Prize submission deadline

2020 bpNichol Chapbook Award submission deadline

40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

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The Montreal International Poetry Prize final entry deadline

Words Without Borders Poems in Translation Contest submission deadline

Access Copyright Foundation Professional Development Grants application deadline

Le Festival de la poésie de Montréal

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40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

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40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

Le Festival de la poésie de Montréal

40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

Le Festival de la poésie de Montréal

40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

Le Festival de la poésie de Montréal

40 Nights of the Voice – Tribute to Kamau Brathwaite

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Annikki Poetry Festival of Tampere, Finland (livestream)

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