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Griffin Poetry Prize winners for 2017

by Tyler Vitt - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 at 5:35pm

The winners of this year's Griffin Poetry Prize – "the world’s largest prize for a first edition single collection of poetry written in English" – were announced last week.

The Canadian winner was Jordan Abel for his collection, Injun, and the International prize went to Alice Oswald for her book, Falling Awake. Each of them took home a prize of C$65,000.

Congratulations, Mr. Abel and Ms. Oswald!

To learn more about the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize, please visit the Prize's website.

Categories: Awards, Poetry, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

2017 Poetry Awards shortlists

by Tyler Vitt - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 at 1:05pm

Last week, the League of Canadian Poets announced the 2017 Poetry Awards shortlists for the Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Awards, the Raymond Souster Award, and the finalists for the 2017 Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award, each of which honours a specific form of Canadian poetry published last year.

Details on each award and their shortlists can be found after the jump...

Categories: Awards, Poetry, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Canadian Lit

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Griffin Poetry Prize 2016 winners

by Tyler Vitt - Friday, Jun 03, 2016 at 12:28pm

The winners of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize, Canada's largest and most generous award for poetry, were announced this week.

Norman Dubie won the Griffin International Prize for his collection The Quotations of Bone, and The Griffin Canadian Prize for Poetry went to Liz Howard for the Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent. They each receive $65,000 in prize money.

For more information on the award, and to see the 2016 shortlists, visit the Griffin Poetry Prize website.

 

The Quotations of Bone by Norman Dubie and Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent by Liz Howard are the International and Canadian winners of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize. They each received C$65,000 in prize money. - See more at: http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com/the-quotations-of-bone-by-norman-dubie-and-infinite-citizen-of-the-shaking-tent-by-liz-howard-win-the-2016-griffin-poetry-prize/#sthash.V5aMZIj1.dpuf
The Quotations of Bone by Norman Dubie and Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent by Liz Howard are the International and Canadian winners of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize. They each received C$65,000 in prize money. - See more at: http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com/the-quotations-of-bone-by-norman-dubie-and-infinite-citizen-of-the-shaking-tent-by-liz-howard-win-the-2016-griffin-poetry-prize/#sthash.V5aMZIj1.dpuf
The Quotations of Bone by Norman Dubie and Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent by Liz Howard are the International and Canadian winners of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize. They each received C$65,000 in prize money. - See more at: http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com/the-quotations-of-bone-by-norman-dubie-and-infinite-citizen-of-the-shaking-tent-by-liz-howard-win-the-2016-griffin-poetry-prize/#sthash.V5aMZIj1.dpuf
The Quotations of Bone by Norman Dubie and Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent by Liz Howard are the International and Canadian winners of the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize. They each received C$65,000 in prize money. - See more at: http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com/the-quotations-of-bone-by-norman-dubie-and-infinite-citizen-of-the-shaking-tent-by-liz-howard-win-the-2016-griffin-poetry-prize/#sthash.V5aMZIj1.dpuf

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2016 Poetry Award Shortlists

by Brock Peters - Wednesday, Apr 06, 2016 at 1:19pm

In conjunction with National Poetry Month, the League of Canadian Poets has announced their 2016 shortlists for three different awards. The Gerald Lampert Memorial Award recognizes the best first book of poetry published by a Canadian, while the Pat Lowther Memorial Award considers books of poetry published by Canadian women. The Raymond Souster Award is open to books of poetry by any League of Canadian Poets member.

Winnipeg's Rosanna Deerchild has been shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award for her 2015 collection calling down the sky. The winners will be announced June 18. See the full list of nominees after the break:

Categories: Awards, Poetry, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Prairie Writing

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Griffin Poetry Prize: 2015 shortlist

by Tyler Vitt - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2015 at 6:03pm

The finalists of this year's Griffin Poetry Prize, "the world’s largest prize for a first edition single collection of poetry written in English", have been announced.

The international prize shortlist includes:

  • Wang Xiaxoniz (poet) & Eleanor Goodman (translator) for Something Crosses My Mind
  • Wioletta Greg (poet) & Marek Kazmierski (translator) for Finite Formulae & Theories of Chance
  • Michael Longley for The Stairwell
  • Spencer Reece for The Road to Emmaus

And the finalists of the Canadian prize include:

You can read more about each finalist on the Griffin Prize website.

The two winners will each receive $65,000, while each shortlisted poet will receive $10,000. The international and Canadian prize winners will be announced on June 4th, 2015, and an anthology of works by all of the shortlisted poets is forthcoming from House of Anansi Press.

Categories: Awards, Poetry, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
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