Blue Sonoma, published by poetry-exclusive Brick Books, is filled with "gifts reserved for the aged" and focuses on the crossing of a beloved partner in Alzheimer's. Filled with wisdom and wit, Munro delves deep into difficult situations with the lightest of touches.
The Griffin Prize is the world's richest poetry prize and is handed out annually to two winners, an international poet as well as a Canadian poet. Founded in 2000 and handed out every year since, the Griffin Prize is meant to encourage and celebrate poetry worldwide. This year the awards were handed out at a gala event in Toronto in early June, hosted by Scott Griffin and the trustees of the award. The international panel of judges were also in attendance, including Tim Bowling (Canada), Fanny Howe (US) and Piotr Sommer (Poland).
For more information about this year's awards and the Griffin Trust, please visit the Griffin Poetry Prize website.