Both the international and Canadian shortlists for the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize were revealed on April 12th. 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.
Congratulations to our members and their authors who made the Canadian shortlist this year:
Brick Books & Ulrikka S. Gernes for Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments, translated by Per Brask and Patrick Friesen
Pedlar Press & Soraya Peerbaye for Tell: poems for a girlhood
The shortlist poets will read at Koerner Hall in Toronto on June 1st before the winners are announced on June 2nd. 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.