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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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Cork International Poetry Festival Presents an Evening of Griffin Poetry

TORONTO – February 8, 2017 – The 2017 Cork International Poetry Festival has invited The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry to present a showcase of Griffin nominees, winners, trustees, and judges in a series of readings and discussions, which will take place on February 17, 2017. The annual Cork International Poetry Festival is known for its wide-ranging programming, which includes both emerging and established poets selected from Ireland, Europe, North America, and beyond.

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The Quotations of Bone by Norman Dubie and Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent by Liz Howard Win the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize

TORONTO – Thursday, June 2, 2016The Quotations of Bone by Norman Dubie and Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent by Liz Howard are the International and Canadian winners of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize. They each received C$65,000 in prize money.

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The Griffin Poetry Prize Announces the 2016 International and Canadian Shortlist

TORONTO – April 12, 2016 – 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 Alice Oswald (UK), Tracy K. Smith (USA) and Adam Sol (Canada) each read 633 books of poetry, from 43 countries, including 25 translations.

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