Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me, and Other Poems Fady Joudah, translated from the Arabic, written by Ghassan Zaqtan and What’s the Score? David W McFadden Win the 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize

TORONTO – June 13, 2013Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me, and Other Poems, translated from the Arabic by Fady Joudah, written by Ghassan Zaqtan and What’s the Score? by David W. McFadden are the International and Canadian winners of the 2013 annual Griffin Poetry Prize. They each received C$65,000 in prize money.

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The Griffin Poetry Prize Announces the 2013 International and Canadian Shortlist

TORONTO – April 9, 2013 – Scott Griffin, founder of The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry and David Young, trustee, announced the International and Canadian shortlist for this year’s prize. Judges Suzanne Buffam (Canada), Mark Doty (USA) and Wang Ping (China) each read 509 books of poetry, from 40 countries, including 15 translations.

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The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry Presents Seamus Heaney With Its Seventh Lifetime Recognition Award

TORONTO – June 6, 2012 – Seamus Heaney, winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature ‘for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth’, was honoured with The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry’s 2012 Lifetime Recognition Award at this evening’s Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist Readings event. Trustee Robin Robertson paid tribute to Seamus Heaney and presented him with his award. The announcement was met with great enthusiasm and applause from the house.

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The Griffin Poetry Prize Announces the 2012 International and Canadian Shortlist

TORONTO – April 10, 2012 – Scott Griffin, founder of The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry and David Young, trustee, announced the International and Canadian shortlist for this year’s prize. Judges Heather McHugh (USA), David O’Meara (Canada) and Fiona Sampson (England) each read 481 books of poetry, from 37 countries, including 19 translations.

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Gjertrud Schnackenberg’s Heavenly Questions and Dionne Brand’s Ossuaries Win the 2011 Griffin Poetry Prize

TORONTO – June 1, 2011 – Gjertrud Schnackenberg’s Heavenly Questions and Dionne Brand’s Ossuaries are the International and Canadian winners of the 2011 annual Griffin Poetry Prize. They each received $65,000 CDN in prize money.

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The Griffin Poetry Prize Announces the 2011 International and Canadian Shortlist

TORONTO – April 5, 2011 – Scott Griffin, founder of The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry and David Young, trustee, announced the International and Canadian shortlist for this year’s prize noting that judges Tim Lilburn (Canada), Colm Toíbín (Ireland) and Chase Twichell (USA) each read 450 books of poetry, including 20 translations, from poets in 37 countries around the globe.

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