Griffin shortlist

April 11, 2017

In case your must-read poetry list was getting too short, the shortlist for the Griffin Poetry Prize was announced today. Griffin awards literary prizes totaling $200,000 (Cdn) to Canadian and international nominated books of poetry. To make their selection of seven books (four international, three Canadian), the judges “each read 617 books of poetry, from 39 countries, including 23 translations.” The seven finalists will each be awarded $10,000 for their participation in the Shortlist Readings on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Toronto, and the winners, to be announced at the Griffin Poetry Prize Awards on Thursday, June 8, will each be awarded $65,000.

International Shortlist

World of Made and Unmade • Jane Mead
Alice James Books

In Praise of Defeat • Donald Nicholson-Smith, translated from the French
written by Abdellatif Laâbi
Archipelago Books

Falling Awake • Alice Oswald
Jonathan Cape/W.W. Norton & Company

Say Something Back • Denise Riley

Canadian Shortlist

Injun • Jordan Abel

Violet Energy Ingots • Hoa Nguyen
Wave Books

Silvija • Sandra Ridley

See the announcement along with poet bios and sample poems on the The Griffin Poetry Prize 2017 Shortlist page. The Griffin Poetry Prize is also on Facebook.


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