Shortlists

Every year, the Griffin Poetry Prize judges compile a shortlist of up to seven outstanding books of poetry, four International and three Canadian. From the shortlist, the judges select the final winners in the International and Canadian categories. Shortlisted Canadian books are eligible for both prizes.

Learn more about the diverse and eclectic range of poets who have made up the Griffin Poetry Prize shortlists since 2001. Check out the most recent shortlist here.

Each year’s winners are shown in bold.

Canada:

      • Joseph Dandurand, The East Side of It All
      • Canisia Lubrin, The Dyzgraphxst
      • Yusuf Saadi, Pluviophile

International:

      • Victoria Chang, Obit
      • Valzhyna Mort, Music for the Dead and Resurrected
      • Srikanth Reddy, Underworld Lit
      • Tracy K. Smith and Changtai Bi, translated from the Chinese written by Yi Lei, My Name Will Grow Wide Like a Tree

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