The 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology

The 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology

A Selection of the Shortlist

Edited by: Maltman, Kim

The prestigious and highly anticipated annual anthology of the best Canadian and international poetry from the shortlist of the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize.

Each year, the best books of poetry published in English internationally and in Canada are honoured with the Griffin Poetry Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious and richest literary awards. Since 2001 this annual prize has spurred interest in and recognition of poetry, focusing worldwide attention on the formidable talent of poets writing in English and works in translation.

The prestigious and highly anticipated annual anthology of the best Canadian and international poetry from the shortlist of the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize.

Each year, the best books of poetry published in English internationally and in Canada are honoured with the Griffin Poetry Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious and richest literary awards. Since 2001 this annual prize has spurred interest in and recognition of poetry, focusing worldwide attention on the formidable talent of poets writing in English and works in translation.

Published By House of Anansi Press Inc - Jun 4, 2019
Specifications 120 pages | 5.5 in x 8.5 in
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Praise for The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology:

“The world’s premier international poetry prize.” — Maclean’s

“The Griffin Poetry Prize is a rich tribute to an art form largely and stupidly ignored by the public … an annual report on the state of the poetry nation.” — Globe and Mail

“The Olympics of poetry.” — Sylvia Fraser, Toronto Life

“Already of the first calibre — a great shortlist, great judges, great trustees, great intent.” — National Post

“I am very pleased to have been able to help with the inception of this important prize. Poetry is at the heart of language; it’s good to see it given the recognition it deserves.” — Margaret Atwood on the inaugural 2001 anthology