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The 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist is Announced

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The Griffin Poetry Prize 2015

Scott Griffin, founder of The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry, has announced the International and Canadian shortlist for the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize.

The seven finalists, four International and three Canadian, were chosen from 560 books of poetry read by this year's judges, Tim Bowling (Canada), Fanny Howe (USA) and Piotr Sommer (Poland). On Wednesday June 3, the finalists will be invited to read in Toronto at Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory in the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning.

The seven finalists will each be awarded $10,000 for their participation in the Shortlist Readings. The winners will be announced at the Griffin Poetry Prize Awards on Thursday, June 4, with each winner awarded a $65,000 prize.

The 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist:

Canadian
Congotronic (House of Anansi Press) by Shane Book
Blue Sonoma (Brick Books) by Jane Munro
The Hundred Lives (Quattro Books) by Russell Thornton

International
Something Crosses My Mind (Zephyr Press) by Eleanor Goodman, translated from the Chinese written by Wang Xiaoni
Finite Formulae & Theories of Chance (Arc Publications) by Marek Kazmierski, translated from the Polish by Wioletta Greg
The Stairwell (Jonathan Cape) by Michael Longley
The Road to Emmaus (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) by Spencer Reece

For more information on this year's awards and the shortlisted authors, please visit the Griffin Poetry Prize website.

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Very exciting! I've already got my tickets to attend the Griffin Poetry Prize Award readings in the gorgeous Koerner Hall.

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