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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
August 18, 2019

In Passing

by Karen Solie

In the white knuckle ride of a poem that is "In Passing", Karen Solie builds tension in striking ways. Let's take a closer look - if we dare! - at this singular selection from Solie's 2002 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted collection Short Haul Engine.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
August 11, 2019

Sitting with Others

by Rodney Jones

Rodney Jones' poem "Sitting with Others" seems to encapsulate everything the 2007 Griffin Poetry Prize judges enjoyed about the entire collection from which it came, Salvation Blues: One Hundred Poems, 1985-2005.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
August 4, 2019

Lake Michigan, Scene 18

by Daniel Borzutzky

Scene by scene, wielding hypnotic effects, Daniel Borzutzky presents powerful messages in his 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted Lake Michigan. "Scene 18" is the closing sequence of this unforgettable collection.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
July 28, 2019

We Were Never Meant to Break Like This

by Billy-Ray Belcourt

The poem "We Were Never Meant to Break Like This" from Billy-Ray Belcourt's 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize winning collection This Wound is a World is presented as a numbered list. Does this structure guide the poem's readers ... or lead them, with intent, in some unexpected direction?

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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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The 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist Readings

The readings happened June 5, 2019 at Koerner Hall in Toronto.
Enjoy the readings livestream again here and enjoy the individual readings 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.



International Poetry Calendar

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Sewanee Writers’ Conference

Port Eliot Festival

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Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXXVI

Broken River Prize submission deadline

Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2019 submission deadline

Banff Centre Emerging Writers Intensive program application deadline

mpt (Modern Poetry in Translation) Extinction issue submission deadline

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

#todayspoem

Poets Anonymous

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

Trowbridge Stanza

Battle at the Border Poetry Slam

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

Poetry Workshops at Sidmouth Folk Festival

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

Poetry Workshops at Sidmouth Folk Festival

#twitterpoetryclub

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

Poetry Workshops at Sidmouth Folk Festival

Canada Water Library Creative Writing Group

Sutterfield, Santos and Enigma at the Art Bar Poetry Series

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

Poetry Workshops at Sidmouth Folk Festival

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

Poetry Workshops at Sidmouth Folk Festival

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

Free Workshop, Meeting and Random Acts of Poetry

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

Arthur, Dar and Costa at the Art Bar Poetry Series

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

University of the Fraser Valley Writer in Residence application deadline

The Palette Poetry Emerging Poet Prize submission deadline

Two Poets Laureate Give Readings

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

Afternoon Poems Special: 200th Anniversary of Peterloo

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

Lilla’s Summer Reading: Seek

Breathing Space / Reprendre son souffle

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

Poetry – The Personal and The Political

#twitterpoetryclub

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

Poetry – The Personal and The Political

Poetry with Véhicule Press in Bryant Park

Hutchman, Freeman and Principe at the Art Bar Poetry Series

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

Poetry – The Personal and The Political

Poetry Society of New Hampshire readings with Espaillat and Treadway

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

Poetry – The Personal and The Political

Fahner & Drukker Poetry Reading

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

Poetry – The Personal and The Political

#todayspoem

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

Poetry – The Personal and The Political

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

Loud Poets: Best of Fringe

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

Melbourne 2019 Writers Festival

2019 Summer (Virtual) Poetry Treasure Hunt

Melbourne 2019 Writers Festival

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