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Announcing the 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist

Discover the 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist here. Judges Adam Dickinson (Canada), Valzhyna Mort (Belarus/US), and Claudia Rankine (Jamaica/US) each read 639 books of poetry, including 57 translations from 24 languages, submitted by 236 publishers from 16 different countries. The two winners, to be announced via our social media channels …   Read more


August Kleinzahler – 2014 Awards

August Kleinzahler Opens the 2014 Awards Ceremony Prizes are great: a luxurious fun-filled-all expenses paid holiday for two in Mazatlan, Mexico – c’mon down. A La-Z Boy Luxury Lift Power Recliner w/6 Motor Massage & Heat A Lincoln Navigator 4×2, sticker price $59, 062 WHEEL OF FORTUNE! A Dicker&Dicker of …   Read more


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Pura López Colomé – 2013 Awards

Pura López Colomé Opens the 2013 Awards Ceremony The Present’s Present The day I realized that those words my mother would repeat in my brother’s ears …

Glyn Maxwell – 2010 Awards

Poet Glyn Maxwell Opens the 2010 Awards Ceremony One morning I was driving my daughter to school, she was about eight. Those kids in Shakespeare …

Carolyn Forché – 2009 Reykjavik

Why Poetry? The Poetry Of Witness Carolyn Forché, Griffin Trustee, Speaks At The Reykjavik International Literary Festival I’m honored to have been invited to participate …

Don Mckay – 2009 Reykjavik

Why Poetry?Don McKay, 2007 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize Winner, Speaks at the Reykjavik International Literary Festival A visit to Iceland is an important occasion for …

James Wood – 2009 Awards

Literary Critic and Novelist James Wood Opens the 2009 Awards Ceremony Custom dictates that an after-dinner speech should be amusing, but I want to talk …

Paul Farley – 2008 Awards

Paul Farley, 2007 International Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlisted Poet, Opens the 2008 Awards Ceremony It’s always a great pleasure to be invited back anywhere, especially …