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Ian Williams Interviews 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize Canadian Finalist David Bradford

“I was never too keen on writing about family, but there was an element of coming back to poetry a number of years ago that started to unlock all of these things for me.” —David Bradford

In this interview with Griffin Trustee Ian Williams, 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize Canadian Finalist David Bradford discusses how writing Dreams of No One but Myself was a way to come to terms with family trauma, finding clarity in gestures of erasure, and meandering through other people’s historical dream spaces. The interview includes a reading of a poem from Bradford’s shortlisted collection, Dreams of No One but Myself (Brick Books).

Join us on our website and YouTube channel on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. (ET) for the live screening of our 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize winners announcement film.

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