From our friends at the Griffin Prize
Scott Griffin, founder of The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry and poet Jeramy Dodds, announced the International and Canadian shortlist for this year's Griffin Poetry Prize. Judges Robert Bringhurst (Canada), Jo Shapcott (UK) and C.D. Wright (USA) each read 539 books of poetry, from 40 countries, including 24 translations.
The seven finalists — four International and three Canadian — will be invited to read in Toronto at Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory in the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning on Wednesday, June 4th. The seven finalists will each be awarded $10,000 for their participation in the Shortlist Readings.