Autobiography of Death by Don Mee Choi, translated from the Korean written by Kim Hyesoon and Quarrels by Eve Joseph Win the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize

TORONTO – Thursday, June 6, 2019Autobiography of Death by Don Mee Choi, translated from the Korean written by Kim Hyesoon (New Directions) and Quarrels by Eve Joseph (Anvil Press) are the International and Canadian winners of the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize. They each received C$65,000 in prize money.

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The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry announces Nicole Brossard as its 2019 Lifetime Recognition Award Recipient

TORONTO – Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – French Canadian poet, essayist, and novelist Nicole Brossard will be honoured with The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry’s Lifetime Recognition Award at the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist Readings on June 5, 2019. Nicole will be attending the events in Toronto and will read briefly on June 5, and at the Griffin Poetry Prize Awards Evening on June 6, 2019. As part of the award, Brossard will receive $20,000 (Cdn).

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The Griffin Poetry Prize Announces the 2019 International and Canadian Shortlist

TORONTO – April 9, 2019 – Scott Griffin, on behalf of the trustees of The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry, is pleased to announce the International and Canadian shortlist for this year’s prize. Judges Ulrikka Gernes (Denmark), Srikanth Reddy (USA), and Kim Maltman (Canada) each read 510 books of poetry, from 32 countries, including 37 translations.

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The Griffin Poetry Prize Announces the 2018 International and Canadian Shortlist

TORONTO – April 10, 2018 – Scott Griffin, on behalf of the trustees of The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry, is pleased to announce the International and Canadian shortlist for this year’s prize. Judges Sarah Howe (UK), Ben Lerner (USA), and Ian Williams (Canada) each read 542 books of poetry, from 33 countries, including 17 translations.

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The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry announces Ana Blandiana as its twelfth Lifetime Recognition Award Recipient

TORONTO – Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – Romanian poet, essayist, and political figure Ana Blandiana will be honoured with The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry’s Lifetime Recognition Award at the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist Readings on June 6, 2018. Ana will be attending the events in Toronto, and will read at the Griffin Poetry Prize Awards Evening on June 7, 2018.

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The Griffin Poetry Prize Announces the 2017 International and Canadian Shortlist

TORONTO – April 11, 2017 – Scott Griffin, founder of The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry is pleased to announce the International and Canadian shortlist for this year’s prize. Judges Sue Goyette (Canada), Joan Naviyuk Kane (USA) and George Szirtes (UK) each read 617 books of poetry, from 39 countries, including 23 translations.

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