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Every year, the Griffin Poetry Prize judges compile a shortlist of up to seven outstanding books of poetry, four International and three Canadian. From the shortlist, the judges select the final winners in the International and Canadian categories. Shortlisted Canadian books are eligible for both prizes.

Learn more about the diverse and eclectic range of poets who have made up the Griffin Poetry Prize shortlists since 2001.

2022 Shortlist

International Shortlist


2021 Shortlist

International Shortlist


2020 Shortlist

International Shortlist


2019 Shortlist

International Shortlist


2018 Shortlist

International Shortlist


2017 Shortlist

International Shortlist


2016 Shortlist

International Shortlist


2015 Shortlist

International Shortlist


2014 Shortlist

International Shortlist


2013 Shortlist

International Shortlist


2012 Shortlist

International Shortlist


2011 Shortlist

International Shortlist


2010 Shortlist

International Shortlist


2009 Shortlist

International Shortlist


2008 Shortlist

International Shortlist


2007 Shortlist

International Shortlist


2006 Shortlist

International Shortlist


2005 Shortlist

International Shortlist


2004 Shortlist

International Shortlist


2003 Shortlist

International Shortlist


2002 Shortlist

International Shortlist


2001 Shortlist

International Shortlist