Margaret Atwood, Robert Bringhurst, Anne Carson, August Kleinzahler and Anne Simpson read at exclusive Griffin Poetry Prize event at Poetry International 2004

LONDON, ENGLAND, October 25, 2004 – A breathtaking array of poets brought together by the Griffin Trust and the Canadian High Commission provides a unique line-up for Poetry International, the largest poetry festival in the United Kingdom taking place in London at the Royal Festival Hall from October 15 through to October 30 2004.

Continue reading “Margaret Atwood, Robert Bringhurst, Anne Carson, August Kleinzahler and Anne Simpson read at exclusive Griffin Poetry Prize event at Poetry International 2004”

Anne Simpson’s Loop and August Kleinzahler’s The Strange Hours Travelers Keep Win the 2004 Griffin Poetry Prize

TORONTO, June 3, 2004 – The Canadian and International winners of the 2004 Griffin Poetry Prize are Anne Simpson’s Loop and August Kleinzahler’s The Strange Hours Travelers Keep, it was announced tonight at the fourth annual awards event. The C$80,000 Griffin Poetry Prize is the most lucrative award for books of poetry from any country in the world. The Prize is awarded annually for the two best books of poetry (including translations) published in English the previous year.

Continue reading “Anne Simpson’s Loop and August Kleinzahler’s The Strange Hours Travelers Keep Win the 2004 Griffin Poetry Prize”

The C$80,000 Griffin Poetry Prize International and Canadian 2004 Shortlist Announced

Poetry Without Borders

TORONTO, March 31st, 2004 – The Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist for 2004 was announced today by Scott Griffin, Chairman of The Griffin Trust. The C$80,000 Griffin Poetry Prize is the most lucrative prize to accept books of poetry from any country in the world – “Poetry Without Borders”. The prize is awarded annually for the two best books of poetry (including translations) published in English the previous year.

Continue reading “The C$80,000 Griffin Poetry Prize International and Canadian 2004 Shortlist Announced”

The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry Announces the Judges for the 2004 Griffin Poetry Prize

TORONTO, September 25, 2003 – Distinguished poets Billy Collins (U.S. Poet Laureate 2001-2003), Bill Manhire (New Zealand’s inaugural poet laureate) and Governor General Award-winner Phyllis Webb (Canada) have agreed to judge entries submitted by publishers around the world for the 2004 Griffin Poetry Prize, it was announced today by Scott Griffin, Chairman of the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry.

Continue reading “The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry Announces the Judges for the 2004 Griffin Poetry Prize”

Margaret Avison’s Concrete and Wild Carrot and Paul Muldoon’s Moy sand and gravel Win the 2003 Griffin Poetry Prize

TORONTO, June 12, 2003 – The Canadian and International winners of the 2003 Griffin Poetry Prize are Margaret Avison, Concrete and Wild Carrot and Paul Muldoon, Moy sand and gravel, it was announced tonight at the third annual awards event. The C$80,000 Griffin Poetry Prize, the richest poetry prize in the world for a single volume of poetry, is divided between the two winners. The prize is for first edition books of poetry published in 2002.

Continue reading “Margaret Avison’s Concrete and Wild Carrot and Paul Muldoon’s Moy sand and gravel Win the 2003 Griffin Poetry Prize”

The C$80,000 Griffin Poetry Prize Announces Canadian and International Shortlist for 2003

TORONTO, March 27th, 2003 – The Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist for 2003 was announced today by Scott Griffin, Chairman of The Griffin Trust. The C$80,000 Griffin Poetry Prize is the most generous international poetry prize for a single volume of poetry, and is awarded annually for the two best books of poetry published in English the previous year anywhere in the world. The seven shortlisted nominees are divided into three Canadian and four International.

Continue reading “The C$80,000 Griffin Poetry Prize Announces Canadian and International Shortlist for 2003”

The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry Announces the Judges for the 2003 Griffin Poetry Prize

EDINBURGH, Scotland, August 24, 2002 – Distinguished poets Michael Longley (U.K.), Sharon Olds (U.S.A.) and Sharon Thesen (Canada), will judge entries submitted from publishers around the world for the 2003 Griffin Poetry Prize. Scott Griffin, Chairman, made the announcement at a special Griffin Poetry Prize Event held at the Edinburgh International Book Festival where three previous Griffin Poetry Prize winners – Anne Carson, Christian Bök and Alice Notley – will read their poetry.

Continue reading “The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry Announces the Judges for the 2003 Griffin Poetry Prize”

Anne Carson, Christian Bök and Alice Notley to Read at the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Griffin Poetry Prize Event

Toronto, July 29, 2002 – Three Griffin Poetry Prize winners – Anne Carson, Alice Notley and Christian Bök – will read from their works at the 2002 Edinburgh International Book Festival at a special Griffin Poetry Prize Event.

Continue reading “Anne Carson, Christian Bök and Alice Notley to Read at the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Griffin Poetry Prize Event”

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.

Continue reading “Christian Bök’s Eunoia and Alice Notley’s Disobedience Win the 2002 Griffin Poetry Prize”

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.).

Continue reading “The Griffin Poetry Prize Announces Canadian and International Shortlist for 2002”