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2024 Finalists

Amelia M. GlaserUSA and Yuliya IlchukUkraine

A Crash Course in Molotov Cocktails Shortlisted

translated from the Ukrainian written by
Halyna KrukUkraine
Arrowsmith Press, USA

To 2040 Shortlisted

Copper Canyon Press, USA

School of Instructions Shortlisted

Faber & Faber, UK
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, USA

Door Shortlisted

Penguin Books USA, USA

The Lights

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, USA
Granta Poetry, UK
George McWhirterCanada/Northern Ireland

Self-Portrait in the Zone of Silence Shortlisted

translated from the Spanish written by
Homero AridjisMexico
New Directions Publishing, USA

Emerald Wounds: Selected Poems of Joyce Mansour

translated from the French written by
Joyce MansourFrance
City Lights Publishers, USA

To the Letter

translated from the Polish written by
Archipelago Books, USA

And And And

Shearsman Books, UK

2023 Finalists

Tasos Livaditis – Poems, Volume II

translated from the Greek written by
Libros Libertad, Canada

The Threshold Shortlisted

translated from the Arabic written by
Iman MersalEgypt/Canada
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, USA
Sarah Holland-BattAustralia

The Jaguar

University of Queensland Press, Australia

The Hurting Kind Shortlisted

Little, Brown Book Group/Corsair, UK
Susan MusgraveCanada

Exculpatory Lilies Shortlisted

McClelland & Stewart, Canada

Balladz

Alfred A. Knopf, USA

Best Barbarian Winner

W. W. Norton & Company, USA
Warsan ShireSomali/UK

Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head

Penguin Random House Canada, Canada
Ocean VuongVietnam/USA

Time Is a Mother Shortlisted

Cape Poetry, UK
Penguin Press, USA

2022 Shortlists

International Shortlist

Late to the House of Words

translated from the Catalan written by
Gemma GorgaSPAIN
Saturnalia Books, USA
Ali KinsellaUSA and Dzvinia OrlowskyUSA/Ukraine

Eccentric Days of Hope and Sorrow

translated from the Ukrainian written by
Lost Horse Press, USA

Asked What Has Changed

Wesleyan University Press, USA

Canadian Shortlist

Liz HowardCanada

Letters in a Bruised Cosmos

McClelland & Stewart, Canada

2021 Shortlists

International Shortlist

Obit

Copper Canyon Press, USA
Tracy K. SmithUSA and Changtai BiChina

My Name Will Grow Wide Like A Tree

translated from the Chinese written by
Yi LeiChina
Graywolf Press, USA

Canadian Shortlist

The East Side of It All

Nightwood Editions, Canada
Canisia LubrinCanada/St. Lucia

The Dyzgraphxst Canadian Winner

McClelland & Stewart, Canada
Yusuf SaadiCanada

Pluviophile

Nightwood Editions, Canada

2020 Shortlists

International Shortlist

How to Dress A Fish

Wesleyan University Press, USA

Arias

Alfred A. Knopf, USA
Penguin Random House/Jonathan Cape, UK

Time International Winner

translated from the French written by
Etel AdnanUSA/Lebanon
Nightboat Books, USA

Lima :: Limón

Copper Canyon Press, USA

Canadian Shortlist

Chantal GibsonCanada

How She Read

Caitlin Press, Canada

heft

McClelland & Stewart, Canada
Kaie KelloughCanada

Magnetic Equator Canadian Winner

McClelland & Stewart, Canada

2019 Shortlists

International Shortlist

The Perseverance

Penned in the Margins, UK

Lake Michigan

University of Pittsburgh Press, USA
Don Mee ChoiUSA/Korea

Autobiography of Death International Winner

translated from the Korean written by
Kim HyesoonKorea
New Directions Publishing, USA
Ani GjikaAlbania/USA

Negative Space

translated from the original written by
Bloodaxe Books, UK

Canadian Shortlist

Dionne BrandCanada

The Blue Clerk

Penguin Random House Canada, Canada
Eve JosephCanada

Quarrels Canadian Winner

Anvil Press, Canada
Sarah TolmieCanada

The Art of Dying

McGill-Queen's University Press, Canada

2018 Shortlists

International Shortlist

Heaven is All Goodbyes

City Lights Publishers, USA

Debths International Winner

New Directions Publishing, USA

Hard Child

Copper Canyon Press, USA

Whereas

Graywolf Press, USA

Canadian Shortlist

Billy-Ray BelcourtCanada (Driftpile Cree Nation)

This Wound Is a World Canadian Winner

Frontenac House, Canada

I have to live.

McClelland & Stewart, Canada
Donato ManciniCanada

Same Diff

Talonbooks, Canada

2017 Shortlists

International Shortlist

Jane MeadUSA

World of Made and Unmade

Alice James Books, USA

In Praise of Defeat

translated from the French written by
Archipelago Books, USA

Falling Awake International Winner

Penguin Random House/Jonathan Cape, UK
W. W. Norton & Company, USA

Canadian Shortlist

Jordan AbelCanada

Injun Canadian Winner

Talonbooks, Canada
Hoa NguyenCanada/USA/Vietnam

Violet Energy Ingots

Wave Books, USA
Sandra RidleyCanada

Silvija

Book*hug Press, Canada

2016 Shortlists

International Shortlist

40 Sonnets

Faber & Faber, UK

Heaven

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, USA

Canadian Shortlist

Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments

translated from the Danish written by
Brick Books, Canada

2015 Shortlists

International Shortlist

Something Crosses My Mind

translated from the Chinese written by
Wang XiaoniChina
Zephyr Press, USA
Marek KazmierskiPoland/UK

Finite Formulae & Theories of Chance

translated from the Polish written by
Arc Publications, UK

The Stairwell International Winner

Penguin Random House/Jonathan Cape, UK

The Road to Emmaus

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, USA

Canadian Shortlist

Shane BookCanada

Congotronic

House of Anansi, Canada

The Hundred Lives

Quattro Books, Canada

2014 Shortlists

International Shortlist

Silverchest

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, USA

Colonies

translated from the Polish written by
Zephyr Press, USA

Canadian Shortlist

Anne CarsonCanada/USA

Red Doc> Canadian Winner

McClelland & Stewart, Canada
Sue GoyetteCanada

Ocean

Gaspereau Press, Canada
Anne MichaelsCanada

Correspondences

McClelland & Stewart, Canada

2013 Shortlists

International Shortlist

Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me International Winner

translated from the Arabic written by
Ghassan ZaqtanPalestine
Yale University Press, USA
Jennifer MaidenAustralia

Liquid Nitrogen

Giramondo Publishing, Australia

Night of the Republic

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, USA

Our Andromeda

Copper Canyon Press, USA

Canadian Shortlist

James PollockCanada

Sailing to Babylon

Able Muse Press, USA
Ian WilliamsCanada

Personals

Freehand Books/Broadview Press, Canada

2012 Shortlists

International Shortlist

The Chameleon Couch: Poems

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, USA

November

Picador Poetry, UK

Sobbing Superpower

translated from the Polish written by
W. W. Norton & Company, USA

Canadian Shortlist

Phil HallCanada

Killdeer

Book*hug Press, Canada
Jan ZwickyCanada

Forge

Gaspereau Press, Canada

2011 Shortlists

International Shortlist

Human Chain

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, USA

Adonis: Selected Poems

translated from the Arabic written by
AdonisSyria
Yale University Press, USA

The Book of the Snow

translated from the French written by
Arc Publications, UK

Canadian Shortlist

Dionne BrandCanada

Ossuaries Canadian Winner

McClelland & Stewart, Canada
Suzanne BuffamCanada

The Irrationalist

House of Anansi, Canada
John StefflerCanada

Lookout

McClelland & Stewart, Canada

2010 Shortlists

International Shortlist

Grain

Picador Poetry, UK

A Village Life

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, USA

Cold Spring in Winter

translated from the French written by
Arc Publications, UK

Canadian Shortlist

Kate HallCanada

The Certainty Dream

Coach House Books, Canada
P. K. PageCanada

Coal and Roses

The Porcupine's Quill, Canada
Karen SolieCanada

Pigeon Canadian Winner

House of Anansi, Canada

2009 Shortlists

International Shortlist

The Lost Leader

Faber & Faber, UK
Derek MahonIreland

Life on Earth

The Gallery Press, Ireland

Primitive Mentor

University of Pittsburgh Press, USA

Canadian Shortlist

Kevin ConnollyCanada

Revolver

House of Anansi, Canada
Jeramy DoddsCanada

Crabwise to the Hounds

Coach House Books, Canada
A. F. MoritzCanada

The Sentinel Canadian Winner

House of Anansi, Canada

2008 Shortlists

International Shortlist


Canadian Shortlist

Notebook of Roses and Civilization

translated from the French written by
Coach House Books, Canada

2007 Shortlists

International Shortlist

Tramp in Flames

Picador Poetry, UK

Salvation Blues

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, USA

Ooga-Booga

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, USA

Scar Tissue International Winner

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, USA

Canadian Shortlist

Ken BabstockCanada

Airstream Land Yacht

House of Anansi, Canada
Don McKayCanada

Strike/Slip Canadian Winner

McClelland & Stewart, Canada
Priscila UppalCanada

Ontological Necessities

Exile Editions, Canada

2006 Shortlists

International Shortlist

Michael HofmannGermany/UK

Ashes for Breakfast

translated from the German written by
Durs GrünbeinGermany
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, USA

The Company of Moths

New Directions Publishing, USA

The War Works Hard

translated from the Arabic written by
Dunya MikhailIraq/USA
New Directions Publishing, USA

Canadian Shortlist

Phil HallCanada

An Oak Hunch

Brick Books, Canada
Sylvia LegrisCanada

Nerve Squall Canadian Winner

Coach House Books, Canada
Erín MoureCanada

Little Theatres

House of Anansi, Canada

2005 Shortlists

International Shortlist

On the Ground

Graywolf Press, USA

Corpus

Penguin Random House/Jonathan Cape, UK

Canadian Shortlist

Changing on the Fly

Raincoast Books, Canada
Don McKayCanada

Camber

McClelland & Stewart, Canada

2004 Shortlists

International Shortlist


Canadian Shortlist

Di BrandtCanada

Now You Care

Coach House Books, Canada

go-go dancing for Elvis

Frontenac House, Canada