The reveal of the Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist is a significant date on the calendars of all those interested in Canadian poetry; it is the world’s largest prize for a first edition single collection of poetry written in English. Candidates are shortlisted in two categories: Canadian and International. The shortlist was released today, April 9, 2019, and the League is very excited to share it with you:
2019 Griffin Poetry Prize: CANADIAN SHORTLIST
The Blue Clerk by Dionne Brand (McClelland & Stewart)
Quarrels by Eve Joseph (Anvil Press)
The Art of Dying by Sarah Tolmie (McGill-Queen’s University Press)
2019 Griffin Poetry Prize: INTERNATIONAL SHORTLIST
The Perseverance by Raymond Antrobus (Penned in the Margins)
Lake Michigan by Daniel Borzutzky (University of Pittsburgh Press)
Autobiography of Death by Don Mee Choi, translated from the Korean written by Kim Hyesoon (New Directions)
Negative Space by Ani Gjika, translated from the Albanian written by Luljeta Lleshanaku (Bloodaxe Books)
A huge congratulations to all shortlisted poets!
For poets’ bios, judges’ citations, and poetry excerpts, visit the Griffin website.