2008 Shortlist

See also 2009 Shortlist.

International Shortlist | Canadian Shortlist | Anthology

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Click a poet’s name or picture for biographies, judges’ citations and poetry excerpts.

International Shortlist

book-ashbery International Winner
Book: Notes from the Air: Selected Later Poems
Poet: John Ashbery
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers/Ecco
book-equi Book: Ripple Effect: New and Selected Poems
Poet: Elaine Equi
Publisher: Coffee House Press
book-eshleman Book: The Complete Poetry: A Bilingual Edition
Translator: Clayton Eshleman
Poet: César Vallejo
Publisher: University of California Press
book-harsent Book: Selected Poems 1969-2005
Poet: David Harsent
Publisher: Faber and Faber

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Canadian Shortlist

book-blaser Canadian Winner
Book: The Holy Forest: Collected Poems of Robin Blaser
Poet: Robin Blaser

Publisher: University of California Press
book-majzels-moure Book: Notebook of Roses and Civilization
Translators: Robert Majzels and Erin Moure
Poet: Nicole Brossard
Publisher: Coach House Books
book-mcfadden Book: Why Are You So Sad? Selected Poems of David W. McFadden
Poet: David McFadden
Publisher: Insomniac Press/4 a.m. Books

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Griffin Poetry Prize 2008 Anthology

griffin2008-anthology The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology 2008
Edited by George Bowering
House of Anansi Press

Royalties from The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology will be donated to UNESCO?s World Poetry Day, created to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression, and to offer endangered languages the opportunities to be heard in their communities.

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Photo credits:
John Ashbery, by Lynn Davis
Elaine Equi, by Becket Logan
David Harsent, by Simon Harsent
Robin Blaser, by Joy von Tiedemann
Erin Moure, by Terence Byrnes
David McFadden, by Ingrid Paulson

See also 2007 Shortlist.

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