Time by Sarah Riggs, translated from the French written by Etel Adnan and Magnetic Equator by Kaie Kellough Win the 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize

TORONTO – Tuesday, May 19, 2020 – Time by Sarah Riggs, translated from the French written by Etel Adnan (Nightboat Books) and Magnetic Equator by Kaie Kellough (McClelland & Stewart) are the International and Canadian winners of the 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize, each receiving C$65,000 in prize money. The other shortlist finalists will be awarded $10,000 each.

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The Griffin Poetry Prize Announces the 2020 International and Canadian Shortlist

TORONTO – April 7, 2020 – 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 Paula Meehan (Ireland), Kei Miller (Jamaica/UK), and Hoa Nguyen (Canada) each read 572 books of poetry, from 14 countries, including 37 translations.

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Announcement re: upcoming Griffin Poetry Prize dates

Poets, Publishers and Media,

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve and The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry, following official guidance from the federal Public Health Agency of Canada, and Toronto Public Health, has decided to cancel the 2020 Shortlist Readings scheduled to take place on Monday, June 8, and the Awards Evening dinner on Tuesday, June 9.

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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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Debths by Susan Howe and This Wound is a World by Billy-Ray Belcourt Win the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize

TORONTO – Thursday, June 7, 2018Debths by Susan Howe and This Wound is a World by Billy-Ray Belcourt are the International and Canadian winners of the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize. They each received C$65,000 in prize money.

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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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