2018 Shortlist

International Shortlist | Canadian Shortlist | Anthology

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Announcing the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist

International Shortlist

Heaven is All Goodbyes, by Tongo Eisen-Martin Book: Heaven is All Goodbyes
Poet: Tongo Eisen-Martin
Publisher: City Lights
Debths, by Susan Howe International Winner
Book: Debths
Poet: Susan Howe
Publisher: New Directions
Whereas, by Layli Long Soldier Book: Whereas
Poet: Layli Long Soldier
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Hard Child, by Natalie Shapero Book: Hard Child
Poet: Natalie Shapero
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
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Canadian Shortlist

This Wound is a World, by Billy-Ray Belcourt Canadian Winner
Book: This Wound is a World
Poet: Billy-Ray Belcourt
Publisher: Frontenac House
I have to live, by Aisha Sasha John Book: I have to live.
Poet: Aisha Sasha John
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Same Diff, by Donato Mancini Book: Same Diff
Poet: Donato Mancini
Publisher: Talonbooks
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The Griffin Poetry Prize 2018 Anthology

Edited by Ian Williams

House of Anansi Press

Each year The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology features the work of the extraordinary poets shortlisted for the awards and introduces us to some of the finest poems in their collections.

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Photo credits:
Tongo Eisen-Martin, by Shalom Bower
Aisha Sasha John, by Yuula Benivolski
Donato Mancini, by Byron Dauncey

See also 2017 Shortlist.