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Reflecting on the First 12 Years of the Griffin Poetry Prize (2000-2012)

We’re not just translating a poem into our own language; we are translating our own language into another poem. We’re making something new in English because of a poem of Adonis, or Yves Bonnefoy, or Hans Magnus Enzensberger. Carolyn Forché, Griffin Trustee In this film from 2012, Griffin trustees and …   Read more


2022 Griffin Poetry Prize Winners Announcement Film

This stunning film created by Lior Shamriz features our 2022 finalists reading gorgeous poems from each of their shortlisted collections. By the end of the film, we revealed our 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize International and Canadian winners.   Read more


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Douglas Kearney reads from Sho

Listen to the 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize International winner, Douglas Kearney, read a poem from his award-winning book, Sho (Wave Books).

Eleanor Wachtel interviews Tolu Oloruntoba

In this in-depth interview with CBC’s Eleanor Wachtel, 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize Canadian winner Tolu Oloruntoba shares some of his earliest memories, the influential role …

Eleanor Wachtel interviews Douglas Kearney

In this exclusive interview with CBC’s Eleanor Wachtel, 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize international winner Douglas Kearney delves into how hip-hop and Black vernacular traditions have …