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.