2012 Shortlist

See also 2013 Shortlist.

International Shortlist | Canadian Shortlist | Anthology | Photo Gallery

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International Shortlist

International Winner
Book: Night
Poet: David Harsent
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Book: The Chameleon Couch
Poet: Yusef Komunyakaa
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book: November
Poet: Sean O’Brien
Publisher: Picador
Book: Sobbing Superpower: Selected Poems of Tadeusz Różewicz
Translator: Joanna Trzeciak
Poet: Tadeusz Różewicz
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company

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Canadian Shortlist

Canadian Winner
Book: Methodist Hatchet
Poet: Ken Babstock
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Book: Killdeer
Poet: Phil Hall
Publisher: BookThug
Book: Forge
Poet: Jan Zwicky
Publisher: Gaspereau Press

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Griffin Poetry Prize 2012 Anthology

The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology 2012
Edited by David O’Meara
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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Griffin Poetry Prize 2012 Photo Gallery

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See also 2011 Shortlist.

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