2017 Announcing Outro

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 7, 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/2017-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 info@griffinpoetryprize.com to place an order. Winner book stickers will be available after June 8.

Media Inquiries:

Melissa Shirley
Tel: (647) 389-9510
Email: publicity@griffinpoetryprize.com

General Inquiries:

Ruth Smith, Executive Director
Tel: (905) 618-0420
Email: info@griffinpoetryprize.com


Shortlisted Publishers’ Web sites:
Alice James Books: alicejamesbooks.org
Archipelago Books: www.archipelagobooks.org
BookThug: www.bookthug.ca
Jonathan Cape: www.penguinrandomhouse.co.uk/publishers
W.W. Norton & Company: www.wwnorton.com
Picador: www.picador.com
Talonbooks: www.talonbooks.com
Wave Books: www.wavepoetry.com

Downloadable photographs of the 2017 shortlisted poets:

Download the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist press release, book and publisher details, poet biographies and judges’ citations.