TORONTO – April 13, 2022 – Scott Griffin, on behalf of the trustees of The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry, is pleased to announce the International and Canadian shortlist for this year’s prize.
The two winners, to be announced via our social media channels (website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) on Wednesday, June 15, will each be awarded $65,000. The other finalists — 3 International and 2 Canadian — will be awarded $10,000.
Late to the House of Words ● Sharon Dolin, translated from the Catalan written by Gemma Gorga, Saturnalia Books
Sho ● Douglas Kearney, Wave Books
Eccentric Days of Hope and Sorrow ● Ali Kinsella and Dzvinia Orlowsky, translated from the Ukrainian written by Natalka Bilotserkivets, Lost Horse Press
Asked What Has Changed ● Ed Roberson, Wesleyan University Press
Dream of No One But Myself ● David Bradford, Brick Books
Letters in a Bruised Cosmos ● Liz Howard, McClelland & Stewart
The Junta of Happenstance ● Tolu Oloruntoba, Anstruther Books/Palimpsest Press
Ruth Smith, Executive Director
Griffin Poetry Prize book stickers are supplied free of charge by The Griffin Trust. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order. Winner book stickers will be available after June 15, 2022.