Both the international and Canadian shortlists for the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize were revealed on April 7th. The most lucrative poetry prize in the world, the Griffin is given to the best first edition of poetry in English to celebrate and raise awareness for the important place poetry plays in our cultural lives.
This year's Canadian shortlist features two LPG member publishers:
Brick Books & Jane Munro for Blue Sonoma
Quattro Books & Russell Thornton for The Hundred Lives
The shortlist poets will read at Koerner Hall in Toronto on June 3rd before the winners are announced on June 4th. To learn more about the Griffin Prize and to see a full list of this year's nominees, please visit the Griffin Poetry Prize website.