Christian Bök’s Eunoia and Alice Notley’s Disobedience Win the 2002 Griffin Poetry Prize

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.

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The Griffin Poetry Prize Announces Canadian and International Shortlist for 2002

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.).

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The Griffin Trust to Announce the 2002 International and Canadian Shortlists for the C$80,000 Griffin Poetry Prize on World Poetry Day

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.

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The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry Announces the Judges for the Griffin Poetry Prize 2002

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.

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Anne Carson’s Men in the Off Hours and Paul Celan’s Glottal Stop: 101 Poems by Paul Celan Win the $80,000 Griffin Poetry Prize Award

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.

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The Griffin Poetry Prize Announces International and Canadian Shortlist for 2001

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.

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C$80,000 Griffin Poetry Prize Launched by Renowned Literary Figures: Margaret Atwood, Robert Hass, Michael Ondaatje, Robin Robertson and David Young

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.

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