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The 2012 International and Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize shortlists were announced on April 10th in Toronto. With four international nominees and three Canadian nominees, two of our members have had books make the cut.

Our congratulations go out to BookThug and Phil Hall for Killdeer and Gaspereau Press and Jan Zwicky for Forge, for making the Canadian shortlist.

All seven finalists will be reading at The Royal Conservatory in Toronto on June 6th. The winners will be announced on June 7th at the Griffin Poetry Prize Awards evening. For a full list of the nominees please visit the Griffin Poetry Prize website.