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. ...
March 23, 2020
Griffin Poetry Prize Planning Online Announcement of Shortlist and Winners
The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry has announced that they will be shelving this year's Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist readings and awards ceremony due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19. The events, ...
June 07, 2019
Kim Hyesoon, Don Mee Choi, and Eve Joseph win 2019 Griffin Prizes, with Lifetime Honour for Nicole Brossard
Last night in Toronto, the the Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize was awarded to Eve Joseph for Quarrels (Anvil Press), while International Griffin Poetry Prize was presented to writer-translator team Kim ...
May 28, 2019
The Griffin Prize Poets on Writers' Work Days & Favourite Canadian Poems
The Griffin Prize is not only one of the biggest literary prizes in Canada; it has become one of the most prestigious and influential poetry prizes in the world, annually honouring one International ...
April 09, 2019
Griffin Prize 2019 Shortlists Announced!
This morning, the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry announced the 2019 shortlists for the Griffin Prize in Poetry, both Canadian and International. Judges Ulrikka Gernes (Denmark), Srikanth Reddy ...
June 08, 2018
Billy-Ray Belcourt is the Youngest Griffin Poetry Prize Winner Ever
Billy-Ray Belcourt has won the Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize for his acclaimed collection, This Wound is a World (Frontenac House). At 23 years old, he is the youngest winner of the prize ever. Belcourt ...