2017 Shortlist

See also 2018 Shortlist.

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Announcing the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist

International Shortlist

World of Made and Unmade, by Jane Mead Book: World of Made and Unmade
Poet: Jane Mead
Publisher: Alice James Books
In Praise of Defeat, by Donald Nicholson-Smith, translated from the French written by Abdellatif Laâbi Book: In Praise of Defeat
Translator: Donald Nicholson-Smith
Poet: Abdellatif Laâbi
Publisher: Archipelago Books
Falling Awake, by Alice Oswald International Winner
Book: Falling Awake
Poet: Alice Oswald
Publisher: Jonathan Cape/W.W. Norton & Company
Say Something Back, by Denise Riley Book: Say Something Back
Poet: Denise Riley
Publisher: Picador
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Canadian Shortlist

Injun, by Jordan Abel Canadian Winner
Book: Injun
Poet: Jordan Abel
Publisher: Talonbooks
Violet Energy Ingots, by Hoa Nguyen Book: Violet Energy Ingots
Poet: Hoa Nguyen
Publisher: Wave Books
Silvija, by Sandra Ridley Book: Silvija
Poet: Sandra Ridley
Publisher: BookThug
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The Griffin Poetry Prize 2017 Anthology

Edited by Sue Goyette

House of Anansi Press

Royalties from The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology will be donated to UNESCO’s World Poetry Day, created to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression, and to offer endangered languages the opportunities to be heard in their communities.

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Griffin Poetry Prize 2017 Photo Gallery

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Photo credits: Tom Sandler Photography

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Photo credits:
Alice Oswald, by Kate Mount
Sandra Ridley, by John W. Macdonald
Denise Riley, by Kevin Lake

See also 2016 Shortlist.