TORONTO, May 30, 2002 – The Canadian and International winners of the 2002 Griffin Poetry Prize are Christian Bök’s Eunoia, and Alice Notley’s Disobedience, it was announced tonight at the second annual awards event. The C$80,000 award, the most generous international poetry prize, is divided between the two winners. This year’s prize is for first edition books of poetry published in 2001.
Ottawa, March 21st, 2002 The Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist for 2002, comprising seven books of poetry three Canadian and four International was announced on World Poetry Day by Scott Griffin, Chairman of The Griffin Trust. The books, published in 2001, were judged by distinguished poets, Dionne Brand (Canada), Robert Creeley (U.S.) and Michael Hofmann (U.K.).
Toronto, March 6, 2002 The Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist for 2002 will be announced by Trustees Scott Griffin and David Young on March 21st, World Poetry Day. The seven shortlisted books three Canadian and four International were judged by distinguished poets Dionne Brand, Robert Creeley and Michael Hofmann.
Toronto, July 26, 2001 Distinguished poets Dionne Brand, Robert Creeley and Michael Hofmann will judge entries from around the world for The Griffin Poetry Prize 2002, it was announced today by Scott Griffin, Chairman of The Griffin Trust.
Toronto, June 7, 2001 – The Canadian and International winners of the first Griffin Poetry Prize are Anne Carson’s Men in the Off Hours, which won the Canadian prize, and Paul Celan’s Glottal Stop: 101 Poems by Paul Celan, translated by Heather McHugh and Nikolai Popov, which won the International prize, it was announced tonight at the inaugural awards ceremony.
Montreal, April 11th, 2001 The seven shortlisted winners of the 2001 Griffin Poetry Prize were announced today by Scott Griffin, Michael Ondaatje and Robin Robertson, Trustees for The Griffin Trust. Selected by judges Carolyn Forché, Dennis Lee and Paul Muldoon, the books are divided into two categories, International and Canadian, with each prize worth $40,000.
Toronto, March 12, 2001 The shortlist for the inaugural $80,000 Griffin Poetry Prize will be announced on April 11 at Montreals Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival.
TORONTO, September 6, 2000 – Canadian writers Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje and David Young have joined with American poet Robert Hass and British poet Robin Robertson to announce The Griffin Poetry Prize, one of the largest literary awards for poetry in the world. The Griffin Poetry Prize has been endowed by Toronto-based industrialist and philanthropist Scott Griffin, Chairman of The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry.