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The Sealey Challenge

August 1, 12:00 AMAugust 31, 11:59 PM EDT

From chapbooks to full-length collections, participants in The Sealey Challenge read a book of poetry each day in August. The goals are simple: read a book each day, engage with diverse voices and be an active member of an online community of poetry lovers.

Join the challenge

  1. Plan your reading list. For suggestions, start here.
  2. Dive into reading one book a day.
  3. Take a “shelfie”! Share your experience on social media.

Add these exceptional Griffin Poetry Prize-winning or shortlisted collections by Black authors to your reading list this August!

📚Sho by Douglas Kearney, Wave Books (2022 Griffin Poetry Prize International winner)
📚The Junta of Happenstance by Tolu Oloruntoba, Palimpsest Press (2022 Griffin Poetry Prize Canadian winner)
📚Dream of No One but Myself by David Bradford, Brick Books (2022 finalist)
📚Asked What Has Changed by Ed Roberson, Wesleyan University Press (2022 finalist)
📚The Dyzgraphxst by Canisia Lubrin, McClelland & Stewart (2021 winner)
📚How She Read by Chantal Gibson, Caitlin Press (2020 finalist)
📚Magnetic Equator by Kaie Kellough, McClelland & Stewart (2020 winner)
📚The Perseverance by Raymond Antrobus, Penned in the Margins (2019 finalist)


August 1, 12:00 AM EDT
August 31, 11:59 PM EDT