The 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology

The 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology

A Selection of the Shortlist

Edited by: Goyette, Sue
Edited by: Naviyuk Kane, Joan
Edited by: Szirtes, George

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 tremendously spurred interest in and recognition of poetry, focusing worldwide attention on the formidable talent of poets writing in English and works in translation. Each year The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology features the work of the extraordinary poets shortlisted for the awards and introduces us to some of the finest poems in their collections.

Royalties generated from The 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology will be donated to UNESCO’s World Poetry Day, which was created to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard in their communities.

Shortlist announced: April 11, 2017
Readings: June 7, 2017
Prizes awarded: June 8, 2017

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 tremendously spurred interest in and recognition of poetry, focusing worldwide attention on the formidable talent of poets writing in English and works in translation. Each year The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology features the work of the extraordinary poets shortlisted for the awards and introduces us to some of the finest poems in their collections.

Royalties generated from The 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology will be donated to UNESCO’s World Poetry Day, which was created to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard in their communities.

Shortlist announced: April 11, 2017
Readings: June 7, 2017
Prizes awarded: June 8, 2017

Published By House of Anansi Press Inc - Jun 3, 2017
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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