The Threshold Shortlisted
The Hurting Kind Shortlisted
Exculpatory Lilies Shortlisted
Best Barbarian Shortlisted
Time Is a Mother Shortlisted
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TORONTO – April 19, 2023 – The Griffin Poetry Prize is pleased to announce the 2023 Shortlist.
Judges Nikola Madzirov (Macedonia), Gregory Scofield (Canada), and Natasha Trethewey (USA) each read 602 books of poetry, including 54 translations from 20 languages, submitted by 229 publishers from 20 different countries.
The winner will be announced at the Griffin Poetry Prize Readings and will be awarded $130,000. The other finalists will each be awarded $10,000 for their participation.
The Readings will be held at Koerner Hall on Wednesday, June 7 and the evening will include a selection of readings by the five shortlisted poets, this year’s Lifetime Recognition Award recipient, and the Canadian First Book Prize winner, who will be announced on Wednesday, May 17 at 10.00 a.m. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at the box office of Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor Street West, or online.
General Admission, with 2023 Anthology – $30.00
Senior/Student, with 2023 Anthology – $25.00
Click here for the full 2023 Longlist.
Note to Booksellers: Griffin Poetry Prize book stickers are supplied free of charge. Please contact Ruth Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order.
Media Inquiries: Melissa Shirley, (647) 389-9510
General Inquiries: Ruth Smith, Executive Director, (905) 618-0420