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From our friends at the Griffin Prize

Scott Griffin, founder of The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry and poet Jeramy Dodds, announced the International and Canadian shortlist for this year's Griffin Poetry Prize. Judges Robert Bringhurst (Canada), Jo Shapcott (UK) and C.D. Wright (USA) each read 539 books of poetry, from 40 countries, including 24 translations.

The seven finalists — four International and three Canadian — will be invited to read in Toronto at Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory in the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning on Wednesday, June 4th. The seven finalists will each be awarded $10,000 for their participation in the Shortlist Readings.

The winners, to be announced at the Griffin Poetry Prize Awards on Thursday, June 5th, will each be awarded $65,000.

International Shortlist:

  • Pilgrim's Flower by Rachael Boast (Picador)
  • Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire by Brenda Hillman (Wesleyan University Press)
  • Silverchest by Carl Phillips (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • Colonies by Mira Rosenthal, translated from the Polish, written by Tomasz Rózycki (Zephyr Press)
  • Canadian Shortlist:

  • Red Doc> by Anne Carson (Jonathan Cape and McClelland & Stewart)
  • Ocean by Sue Goyette (Gaspereau Press)
  • Correspondences by Anne Michaels (McClelland & Stewart)
  • 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 4th, at Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory in the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning are available online or by calling (416) 408-0208.

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