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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
July 5, 2020

Now Rough, Now Gentle

Carl Phillips

"Carl Phillips is a poet of the line and a poet of the sentence, both at once," declares the judges' citation for Phillips' 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted poetry collection Silverchest. The poem "Now Rough, Now Gentle" is an emphatic example of the poet's prowess.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
June 28, 2020

Shebutnoy (trans. Salmon-fisher)

Abigail Chabitnoy

The hypnotic refrains of the poem "Shebutnoy" from Abigail Chabitnoy's 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted collection How to Dress a Fish lend a driving rhythm to the poet's excavation and scrutiny of her family's history. This poem dedicated to and showing dedication to her great-grandfather reveals equally what he endured and her unwavering determination to reveal it.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
June 21, 2020

Orphic

Denise Riley

Denise Riley deftly turns the tables on what we typically expect - if we expect anything - about where the dead go and what they expect after they've left this life. The poem "Orphic" from her 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted collection Say Something Back leaves us almost shocked, yet almost on the verge of chuckling, too.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
June 14, 2020

74

Sarah Tolmie

In the 74th poem of the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted collection The Art of Dying, poet Sarah Tolmie examines a well-known and revered meditation on grief. In the process, she reconsiders it with simple and elucidating compassion.

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Poem of the Week ( View Archives )
June 7, 2020

The Adorable Little Boy

Matthew Rohrer

So striking is this poem from Matthew Rohrer's 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted collection A Green Light that the judges singled it out in their citation of the work. To be precise, they singled out the character who stars in this eponymous poem, and whose presence is felt throughout the collection.

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The 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize

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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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Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

The Frost Place 2020 Conference on Poetry and Teaching (online)

Poetry Lab with Anna Quon

Live from The Butchery, with Clare Shaw and Stuart Ross

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

The Frost Place 2020 Conference on Poetry and Teaching (online)

Forms & Features Online: Prose Poetry

Arvon at Home Writing Week: Starting to Write – Leaping into poetry and prose

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CHANGED: 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize deadline (1 of 2) for entries

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

The Frost Place 2020 Conference on Poetry and Teaching (online)

Arvon at Home Writing Week: Starting to Write – Leaping into poetry and prose

Brooklin Poetry Society 3rd Annual Poetry Contest submission deadline

The Capilano Review New Physicalities Spring Contest submission deadline

Cloud Lake Literary Volume One submission deadline

#DrawtheWord Spring Book Challenge contest deadline

Collusion Books anthology submission deadline

Forward Prizes: Meet the Poet, with Ella Frears

Crozier and Day at the (online) Art Bar Poetry Series

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

The Frost Place 2020 Conference on Poetry and Teaching (online)

Arvon at Home Writing Week: Starting to Write – Leaping into poetry and prose

The Dalhousie Review special issue on “Biophilia” submission deadline

carte blanche Issue 39 (Summer) – Anxiety submission deadline

Forms & Features Online: Prose Poetry

Life is too short: online readings and recorded performances

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

The Frost Place 2020 Conference on Poetry and Teaching (online)

Arvon at Home Writing Week: Starting to Write – Leaping into poetry and prose

Forms & Features Online: Prose Poetry

Writing Poetry About Grief and Loss During the Pandemic

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

Arvon at Home Writing Week: Starting to Write – Leaping into poetry and prose

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

Indian Summer Festival ISF2020 Digital Season

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

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McNally Jackson Presents: Poetry 101 with Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

Forward Prizes: Meet the Poet, with Nina Mingya Powles in conversation with Kim Moore

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

The Healing Power of Poetry Online Workshop

Life is too short: online readings and recorded performances

Rina, Kap, Rice and Shaw at (online) Brockton Writers Series

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

#todayspoem

Writing Poetry About Grief and Loss During the Pandemic

Parkland Poets Reading Series

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

BIPOC Writers Connect: Facilitating Mentorship, Creating Community application deadline

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

Indian Summer Festival ISF2020 Digital Season

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

untethered magazine submission deadline

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

The Great Cafe Writers Zoom Experiment with George Szirtes & Jennifer Wong

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McNally Jackson Presents: Poetry 101 with Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

Forward Prizes: Meet the Poet, with Will Harris in conversation with Alexandra Harris

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

Rattle Poetry Prize submission deadline

2020 Poetry Coalition Fellowship program application deadline

2020 John Newlove Poetry Award / Bywords.ca August submission deadline

Life is too short: online readings and recorded performances

Poets Corner Live Virtual Reading with Cunningham, Lilley and Spenst

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures: The Poetry of Uncertainty

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

Indian Summer Festival ISF2020 Digital Season

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

twitterpoetryclub

McNally Jackson Presents: Poetry 101 with Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

Teen Summer Poetry Lab Online (Grades 6-8)

Teen Summer Poetry Lab Online (Grades 9-12)

Forward Prizes: Meet the Poet, with Martha Sprackland in conversation with David Wheatley

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

Life is too short: online readings and recorded performances

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

Teen Summer Poetry Lab Online (Grades 6-8)

Teen Summer Poetry Lab Online (Grades 9-12)

Expressive Writing Workshop with Joni B. Cole

Parkland Poets Reading Series

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

twitterpoetryclub

McNally Jackson Presents: Poetry 101 with Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

Teen Summer Poetry Lab Online (Grades 6-8)

Teen Summer Poetry Lab Online (Grades 9-12)

Forward Prizes: Meet the Poet, with Rachel Long in conversation with Kim Moore

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

Life is too short: online readings and recorded performances

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

Teen Summer Poetry Lab Online (Grades 6-8)

Teen Summer Poetry Lab Online (Grades 9-12)

Birds of Longing: Online Exhibit and Gallery Talk

The LaHave Review submission deadline

Poetry London Mentoring Scheme submission deadline

SpokenWeb Artist/Curator-in-Residence Fellowship application deadline

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