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Griffin Poetry Prize 2016 - shortlist announced | 13-Apr-16

The International and Canadian shortlists for The Griffin Poetry Prize 2016 have been announced. Judges Alice Oswald, Tracy K. Smith and Adam Sol each read 633 books of poetry, from 43 countries, including 25 translations.

The winners, to be announced at the Griffin Poetry Prize Awards on Thursday, June 2nd, will each be awarded $65,000.

International Shortlist
  • The Quotations of Bone - Norman Dubie (Copper Canyon Press)
  • Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings - Joy Harjo (W.W. Norton & Company)
  • 40 Sonnets - Don Paterson (Faber and Faber)
  • Heaven -Rowan Ricardo Phillips (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Canadian Shortlist
  • Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments - Ulrikka S. Gernes, translated by Per Brask and Patrick Friesen (Brick Books)
  • Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent - Liz Howard (McClelland & Stewart)
  • Tell: poems for a girlhood - Soraya Peerbaye (Pedlar Press)
Read more about the prize on The Griffin Poetry Trust website

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