Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Canada’s 2016 Griffin Prize: Norman Dubie and Liz Howard

Canada’s Griffin Prize was created in 2000 to encourage excellence in poetry. It’s awarded to “first edition books of poetry written in, or translated into, English and submitted from anywhere in the world.” Both an international and Canadian prize is awarded each year – and it’s the biggest monetary prize in the world for poetry – Canadian $65,000 for each award, or about US $50,000 at current exchange rates.

This year, the international prize was awarded to American Norman Dubie for his The Quotations of Bone, published in 2015, and the Canadian prize to Liz Howell for her Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent.  

To Continue reading, please see my post today at Tweetspeak Poetry.

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