The Griffin Poetry Prize 2007 Anthology
Edited by Karen Solie
Publication Date June 01, 2007
The best books of poetry published in English internationally and in Canada are honoured each year with the Griffin Poetry Prize, one of the world's richest and most prestigious literary awards.
The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology: A Selection of the 2007 Shortlist includes poems from the exceptional books shortlisted by jurors John Burnside, Charles Simic, and Karen Solie for this year's two $50,000 awards. The poems in the 2007 anthology are selected and introduced by Solie, the Canadian member of the jury.
Royalties from the sales of the anthologies are donated to UNESCO's World Poetry Day.
Karen Solie was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. She is the author of three collections of poems including Pigeon, which won the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Pat Lowther Award, and the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. She was International Writer-in-Residence at the University of St. Andrews in 2011, and is an Associate Director for the Banff Centre's Writing Studio program. Her poems have been published in the U.S., the U.K., and Europe, and have been translated into French, German, Korean, and Dutch. Her first U.K. edition, The Living Option: Selected Poems, was published in 2013. She lives in Toronto.