June 08, 2023
"The Grief of Death and the Ecstasy of Living" Roger Reeves Wins the 2023 Griffin Poetry Prize
Last night in Toronto, American poet Roger Reeves won the Griffin Poetry Prize for his collection Best Barbarian, published by W.W. Norton & Company. Reeves, who lives in Austin, Texas, will ...
June 05, 2023
"Tender and Smart, Sometimes Savage Poetry" A Conversation with the 2023 Griffin Poetry Prize Finalists
This week, on June 7, poetry lovers and publishers will be gathered, waiting to hear one of the biggest announcements of their year: that evening, the winner of the $130,000 Griffin Poetry Prize will ...
May 16, 2023
Enter to Win a Pair of Tickets to the Griffin Reading & Prize Announcement
With spring in full swing in Toronto, lots of book lovers are eager to get out and connect with the literary community. There are plenty of great events coming up that will offer readers a great way to ...
March 15, 2023
The Griffin Prize Announces Its First Longlist Since Merging Into the World's Biggest Poetry Prize
This morning the Griffin Poetry Prize announced its 10-book 2023 longlist, its first since the prize underwent major changes to open its eligibility to publishers worldwide, consolidating its two previous ...
November 28, 2022
Scott Griffin on The Griffin Prize's Evolution into the World's Largest Poetry Prize
In September, the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry announced a major change to the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prizes: the two annual prizes, one awarded to a book of Canadian poetry and the other ...
June 15, 2022
Douglas Kearney and Tolu Oloruntoba Win the 2022 Griffin Poetry Prizes
This morning, the Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry announced via video stream that acclaimed American poet Douglas Kearney is the International winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize and West Coast-based ...
June 14, 2022
"Even Staring Out the Window Has Changed" The 2022 Griffin Prize Poets Speak in Depth on Their Writing Lives
This year, there are ten writers and translators nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prizes. The two prizes—one open to collections authored by Canadian poets and one open to any international collection ...
April 13, 2022
Griffin Poetry Prize Announces 2022 Shortlists, with a Second Appearance for Liz Howard
Today the Griffin Poetry Prize announced their international and Canadian shortlists for the 2022 prizes. Notably, Liz Howard makes her second appearance on the Canadian list, with her previous collection, Infinite ...
June 23, 2021
Canisia Lubrin & Valzhyna Mort Awarded 2021 Griffin Poetry Prizes
It is truly Canisia Lubrin's year. Her powerhouse poetry collection, The Dyzgraphxst (McClelland & Stewart Ltd.), has captured her yet another massive honour today: the Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize.The $65,000 ...
June 14, 2021
"Bison, Teeth, Talking Trees, Screaming Purses" The 2021 Griffin Prize Poets Tell Us the Images That Recur in Their Work & Share Recommended Reads
Every year, the poetry world turns its attention to Canada, to discover the winners of the Griffin Prize, the biggest poetry award in the country and one of the leading awards in the genre worldwide. ...