2020 Shortlist

International Shortlist | Canadian Shortlist

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Announcing the 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist

International Shortlist

The Perseverance by Raymond Antrobus Book: How to Dress a Fish
Poet: Abigail Chabitnoy
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Arias by Sharon Olds Book: Arias
Poet: Sharon Olds
Publishers: Jonathan Cape and Alfred A. Knopf
Time, by Sarah Riggs, translated from the French written by Etel Adnan International Winner
Book: Time
Translator: Sarah Riggs
Poet: Etel Adnan
Publisher: Nightboat Books
Lima Limon by Natalie Scenters-Zapico Book: Lima :: Limón
Poet: Natalie Scenters-Zapico
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
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Canadian Shortlist

How She Read by Chantal Gibson Book: How She Read
Poet: Chantal Gibson
Publisher: Caitlin Press
heft by Doyali Islam Book: heft
Poet: Doyali Islam
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Magnetic Equator by Kaie Kellough Canadian Winner
Book: Magnetic Equator
Poet: Kaie Kellough
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

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Photo credits:
Sharon Olds, by Brett Hall Jones
Sarah Riggs, by Omar Berrada
Doyali Islam, by Arden Wray
Kaie Kellough, by Melissa-Anne Cobbler

See also 2019 Shortlist.