The 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology
A SELECTION OF THE SHORTLIST EDITED BY TIM BOWLING
The highly anticipated annual anthology of the best Canadian and international poetry.
Each year, the best books of poetry published in English internationally and in Canada are honoured with the Griffin Poetry Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious and generous literary awards. Since 2001 this annual prize has acted as a tremendous spur to interest in and recognition of poetry, focusing worldwide attention on the formidable talent of poets writing in English. Each year the Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology features the work of the extraordinary poets shortlisted for the awards, and introduces us to some of the finest poems in their collections.
In choosing the 2015 shortlist, prize jurors Tim Bowling, Fanny Howe, and Piotr Sommer considered hundreds of collections published in 2014. The jury members also wrote the citations that introduced the seven poets’ nominated works.
Royalties generated from the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology will be donated to UNESCO’s World Poetry Day, which was created to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard in their communities.