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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
February 16, 2020

from Strange Birds; Twitching Birds

Sylvia Legris

In a previous Poem of the Week examination, we have marveled at the methods Sylvia Legris uses to pack so much meaning and intensity into her poems. We are now pondering another section from the poem "Strange Birds; Twitching Birds" from Legris' 2006 Griffin Poetry Prize winning collection Nerve Squall ... and are marveling anew.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
February 9, 2020

from Hawk

Kamau Brathwaite

Upon the very sad news of the passing of revered poet and academic Kamau Brathwaite, we turn again to some of the powerful poetry from his 2006 Griffin Poetry Prize collection Born to Slow Horses.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
February 2, 2020

He Sápa, Four

Layli Long Soldier

Another section of Layli Long Soldier's poem "He Sápa" from her 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted collection Whereas was also a Poem of the Week selection. We found it powerful and provocative. Using different but equally subtle effects, we find "Four" haunting and holding our attention, too.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
January 26, 2020

Lake Michigan, Scene 3

Daniel Borzutzky

In previous Poem of the Week selections from 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted collection Lake Michigan, we've observed the hypnotic and incantatory qualities of Daniel Borzutzky's poetry. "Scene 3" is another powerful example that has captured the attention and imagination of high school poetry recitation contest Poetry In Voice / Les voix de la poésie.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
January 19, 2020

from Portrait of the Artist as a Young Border Dog (Not Collie)

Michael Hofmann, translated from the German written by Durs Grünbein

There is much to learn and explore in Durs Grunbein's poem "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Border Dog (Not Collie)", translated from German into English with sharp intensity by Michael Hofmann. We previously considered the first of the poem's multiple parts, and now we're going to scrutinize the ninth of its dozen sections.

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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.



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Edge Tracks: a performative reading with Oana Avasilichioaei and Moina Pam Dick

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Nothing But the Poem: Edwin Morgan

Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXXXI

David O’Meara + Jessica Bromley Bartram at Tree Reading Series

Lisa Robertson Launches The Baudelaire Fractal at Someday Books

Levy and McCabe at the Art Bar Poetry Series

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The Banff Centre Writing Studio application deadline

Getting More Out of Writing Poetry (afternoon session)

Finding God in Poetry

The Whole Cloth Reading Series presents Sherwin Bitsui reading Dissolve

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#todayspoem

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Trillium Book Award submission deadline

The LaHave Review submission deadline

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Little Birds Poetry Editing Workshop

KFB Poetry Lab presents The Short Poem Workshop with Catherine Graham

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Poetry In Voice / Les voix de la poésie Senior Competition Online Finals submissions open

Zócalo Public Square’s Ninth Annual Poetry Prize submission deadline

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Rowers February 2020 Reading

Celebration of Life of Pier Giorgio Di Cicco

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Introduction to Poetry

Getting More Out of Writing Poetry (afternoon session)

Anne Carson: Lecture on the History of Skywriting

Finding God in Poetry

Joy Harjo – An Evening with the U.S. Poet Laureate

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Poetry at The Kiever

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Mindfulness & Expressive Writing at the Scottish Poetry Library

Driftless Poet Workshop

Sufi Poets Series Presents: Pànah

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Poetry Ireland Introductions application deadline

Afternoon Poems: “An Agreeable Variety”

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Valentine Day’s Celebration at the Art Bar Poetry Series

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Getting More Out of Writing Poetry (afternoon session)

First Words: Poetry

Beethoven – The Poets’ Take: Anthony Anaxagorou, Raymond Antrobus & Ruth Padel

When Power Corrupts

Finding God in Poetry

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Sharon Olds: Arias of the Personal and Political

Citadel Literary Salon

Poetry London Spring 2020 Readings

Pivot Episode IX: Corbeil-Coleman, Colantonio, Thom

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Poetry in Union

Waking Dream Reading Series

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The Lucy Terry Prince Prize submission deadline

Mindfulness & Expressive Writing at the Scottish Poetry Library

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Watch Your Head anthology submission deadline

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Stokes and Lerek at the Art Bar Poetry Series

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Introduction to Poetry

Getting More Out of Writing Poetry (afternoon session)

First Words: Poetry

Finding God in Poetry

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Poetry London Freelance Poetry Editor application deadline

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Mindfulness & Expressive Writing at the Scottish Poetry Library

Voices and Poetry: A Workshop on Memory, History and Poetry

Poets & Players with Morgan, Stepanova, Dugdale and France

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Freedom to Read Week

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RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers submission deadline

Shab-e She’r (Poetry Night) LXXXII

Erin Brubacher + Mark Tredinnick at Tree Reading Series

Black History Month Celebration at the Art Bar Poetry Series

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Freedom to Read Week

Getting More Out of Writing Poetry (afternoon session)

Sze and Islam read at Poetry London (Ontario) Reading Series

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Finding God in Poetry

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National Poetry Month.ca 2020: Call for small poems

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