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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
July 21, 2019

An Enemy Comes Down the Hill

by Fady Joudah, translating from the Arabic written by Ghassan Zaqtan

In "An Enemy Comes Down the Hill", Fady Joudah's translation from the Arabic of Ghassan Zaqtan's original poem, what is in sight and what is perceived are both presented in fine detail. Still, are things as they seem? Let's take another look at this intriguing poem.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
July 14, 2019

Verso 40.6

by Dionne Brand

Some segments of Dionne Brand's 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted The Blue Clerk are brief but strikingly acute on numbers of levels. From a blurry image, Brand extracts clear and pointed commentary in "Verso 40.6".

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
July 7, 2019

The sight of the songbirds at dusk

by Nikolai Popov and Heather McHugh, translated from the German written by Paul Celan

The words of poet Paul Celan journeyed far to reach us here. Celan was born in Romania and raised speaking and reading German. He survived the Holocaust and continued with his work after settling in Paris after the war. Although he spoke at least six languages and worked as a translator of French, Russian and English literature, he insisted on writing his poetry solely in German. Translators Nikolai Popov and Heather McHugh carefully carried that original poetry into English, encapsulated in the 2001 Griffin Poetry Prize winning collection Glottal Stop: 101 Poems by Paul Celan.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
June 30, 2019

To Sweeten Bitter

by Raymond Antrobus

"To Sweeten Bitter", a selection from 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted The Perseverance by Raymond Antrobus, creates poignancy through sharpened sensory cues, largely taste and touch. Does it, in turn, achieve what the title suggests?

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
June 23, 2019

The Novel As Manuscript

by Norman Dubie

Norman Dubie uses "The Novel As Manuscript" to provide crisp insight into forms of poetic inspiration, useful for those who love poetry and for those who might aspire to create it themselves. Let's take a look at how he does this in this selection from his 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize winning collection, The Quotations of Bone.

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The 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist Readings

They happened June 5 at Koerner Hall in Toronto. Enjoy the readings livestream again here.

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2019 Shortlist

The books and poets of the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist

Learn more here about the poetry collections, poets, translators and publishers recognized on the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize 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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2020 Griffin Poetry Prize deadline (1 of 2) for entries

Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition 2019 submission deadline

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Canada Water Library Creative Writing Group

Poetry with Poetry Society of America – readings by Gander, Gjika and Sieburth

Colangelo, Pitas and Humphrey at the Art Bar Poetry Series

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Virgil’s Aeneid

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Ledbury Poetry Festival

Our Bodies Speak Poetry

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Ledbury Poetry Festival

Trowbridge Stanza

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Ledbury Poetry Festival

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Ledbury Poetry Festival

Literary Press Group of Canada Executive Director application deadline

#twitterpoetryclub

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Ledbury Poetry Festival

Pardy, Clews and DeRango-Adem at the Art Bar Poetry Series

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Ledbury Poetry Festival

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Ledbury Poetry Festival

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Ledbury Poetry Festival

carte blanche magazine Poetry Editor application deadline

West Cork Literary Festival

Poetry and the Sea

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Ledbury Poetry Festival

West Cork Literary Festival

Poetry and the Sea

Out-Spoken Poetry Masterclass: Raymond Antrobus

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Ledbury Poetry Festival

West Cork Literary Festival

Poetry and the Sea

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West Cork Literary Festival

Poetry Is Dead – Small Towns issue submission deadline

ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival submission deadline

Rattle Poetry Prize submission deadline

Poetry and Profanity

Mansfield Press Montreal Summer Launch 2019

Not News at Ten

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West Cork Literary Festival

Sewanee Writers’ Conference

Mansfield Press Toronto Summer Launch 2019

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West Cork Literary Festival

Sewanee Writers’ Conference

#todayspoem

Poets Corner Reading Series

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West Cork Literary Festival

Sewanee Writers’ Conference

Poetry (Don’t) Slam

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West Cork Literary Festival

Sewanee Writers’ Conference

Poetry Festival Singapore

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Sewanee Writers’ Conference

Poetry Festival Singapore

Bengaluru Poetry Festival

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Sewanee Writers’ Conference

Poetry Festival Singapore

Bengaluru Poetry Festival

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Sewanee Writers’ Conference

#twitterpoetryclub

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Sewanee Writers’ Conference

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Sewanee Writers’ Conference

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Sewanee Writers’ Conference

Port Eliot Festival

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Sewanee Writers’ Conference

Port Eliot Festival

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Sewanee Writers’ Conference

Port Eliot Festival

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Sewanee Writers’ Conference

Port Eliot Festival

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Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXXVI

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Broken River Prize submission deadline

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2019 submission deadline

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