TORONTO – September 1, 2010 – The trustees of The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry are pleased to announce that Tim Lilburn (Canada), Colm Toíbín (Ireland), and Chase Twichell (USA) are the judges for the 2011 Griffin Poetry Prize.
TORONTO – June 3, 2010 – Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin’s The Sun-fish and Karen Solie’s Pigeon are the International and Canadian winners of the tenth annual Griffin Poetry Prize.
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TORONTO April 6, 2010 Scott Griffin, founder of The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry today announced that the annual Griffin Poetry Prize will be doubled from $100,000 to $200,000 in recognition of the prizes tenth anniversary. The increased amount of $100,000 will be awarded as follows: $10,000 to each of the seven shortlisted poets four international and three Canadian for their participation in the shortlist readings. The winners, announced at the Griffin Poetry Prize Awards evening on Thursday, June 3, 2010, will be awarded $65,000 each, for a total of $75,000 that includes the $10,000 awarded at the Readings the previous evening.
TORONTO – November 5, 2009 – The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry announces that Damian Rogers will be the Griffin Poetry Prize’s new liaison for the media, covering press and publicity.
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TORONTO – October 14, 2009 – The trustees of the Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry are pleased to announce that Anne Carson (Canada), Kathleen Jamie (Scotland), and Carl Phillips (USA) are the judges for the 2010 Griffin Poetry Prize.
TORONTO – June 3, 2009 – C. D. Wright’s Rising, Falling, Hovering and A. F. Moritz’s The Sentinel are the International and Canadian winners of the ninth annual Griffin Poetry Prize.
TORONTO April 7, 2009 Scott Griffin, founder of The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry and David Young, trustee, today announced the Canadian and International shortlist for this years prize. The C$100,000 Griffin Poetry Prize is one of the most lucrative poetry prizes in the world, exemplifying the international spirit of the form. The prize is awarded annually for the two best books of poetry, including translations, published in English in the previous year.
TORONTO September 22, 2008 The trustees of the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry are pleased to announce that Saskia Hamilton (USA), Dennis O’Driscoll (Ireland), and Michael Redhill (Canada) are the judges for the 2009 Griffin Poetry Prize.
TORONTO – June 4, 2008 – John Ashbery’s Notes From the Air: Selected Later Poems and Robin Blaser’s The Holy Forest: Collected Poems of Robin Blaser are the International and Canadian winners of the eighth annual Griffin Poetry Prize. The C$100,000 Griffin Poetry Prize, the richest poetry prize in the world for a single volume of poetry, is divided between the two winners. The prize is for first edition books of poetry published in 2007, and submitted from anywhere in the world.
Statue of Canada’s Favourite Poet Unveiled in Queen’s Park
TORONTO – May 20, 2008 – One of Canada’s most beloved poets was honoured today with the unveiling of a statue in his likeness at an historic ceremony at Queen’s Park. This is only the second full-length statue of a poet in Toronto (the other being of Robbie Burns), and one of very few in Canada. The event was presided over by Toronto’s Poet Laureate Pier Giorgio Di Cicco with Purdy’s widow, Eurithe Purdy, unveiling the monument to her late husband.