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The Sealey Challenge

August 1, 2022, 12:00 AM – August 31, 2022, 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!

πŸ“šSho by Douglas Kearney,Β Wave BooksΒ (2022 Griffin Poetry Prize International winner)
πŸ“šThe Junta of Happenstance by Tolu Oloruntoba,Β Palimpsest PressΒ (2022 Griffin Poetry Prize Canadian winner)
πŸ“šDream of No One but Myself by David Bradford,Β Brick BooksΒ (2022 finalist)
πŸ“šAsked What Has Changed by Ed Roberson,Β Wesleyan University PressΒ (2022 finalist)
πŸ“šThe Dyzgraphxst by Canisia Lubrin,Β McClelland & StewartΒ (2021 winner)
πŸ“šHow She Read by Chantal Gibson,Β Caitlin PressΒ (2020 finalist)
πŸ“šMagnetic Equator by Kaie Kellough,Β McClelland & StewartΒ (2020 winner)
πŸ“šThe Perseverance by Raymond Antrobus,Β Penned in the MarginsΒ (2019 finalist)


August 1, 2022, 12:00 AM EDT
August 31, 2022, 11:59 PM EDT