The Griffin Poetry Prize 2016 Shortlist
TORONTO – April 12, 2016 – Scott Griffin, founder of The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry is pleased to announce the International and Canadian shortlist for this year’s prize. Judges Alice Oswald (UK), Tracy K. Smith (USA) and Adam Sol (Canada) each read 633 books of poetry, from 43 countries, including 25 translations.
The seven finalists—four International and three Canadian—will be invited to read in Toronto at Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory in the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto, on Wednesday, June 1st at 7.30 p.m. The seven finalists will each be awarded $10,000 for their participation in the Shortlist Readings.
The winners, to be announced at the Griffin Poetry Prize Awards on Thursday, June 2nd, will each be awarded $65,000.
Download the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist press release, book and publisher details, poet biographies and judges' citations.Download
Each year, The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry presents an anthology of poems selected from the shortlisted books, published by House of Anansi Press. Royalties from The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology are donated to UNESCO’s World Poetry Day.
Tickets for the Shortlist Readings to be held on Wednesday, June 1st, at Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory in the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto are available at http://performance.rcmusic.ca/event/2016-griffin-poetry-prize-shortlist-readings or by calling (416) 408-0208.
NOTE: The publishers mentioned in our release are those who submitted the books.
Note to Booksellers: Griffin Poetry Prize book stickers are supplied free of charge by The Griffin Trust. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order. Winner book stickers will be available after June 2nd.
Tel: (647) 389-9510
Ruth Smith, Executive Director
Tel: (905) 618-0420
|Shortlisted Publishers’ Web sites:|
|Copper Canyon Press:||www.coppercanyonpress.org|
|Farrar, Straus and Giroux:||www.fsgbooks.com|
|Faber and Faber:||www.faber.co.uk|
|McClelland & Stewart:||www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/imprints/mcclelland-stewart|
|W.W. Norton & Company:||www.wwnorton.com|
Downloadable photographs of the 2016 shortlisted poets:
Download the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist press release, book and publisher details, poet biographies and judges' citations.
Get your tickets for the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize readings at Koerner Hall. Call (416) 408-0208 orclick here to purchase them online.