Griffin Poetry Prize
Summary: The Griffin Poetry Prize was launched in September, 2000 by Trustees Margaret Atwood, Scott Griffin, Robert Hass, Michael Ondaatje, Robin Robertson and David Young. Most recently, Carolyn ForchÃ© has joined the group of Trustees who each year selected the judges for the Griffin Poetry Prize. The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry was created to serve and encourage poetry written in English anywhere in the world. The Griffin Trust annually awards two prizes - an International and a Canadian award - for a total of $100,000 (Cdn). The Griffin Poetry Prize Web site further encourages an appreciation for poetry by offering samples of the works of the poets who have been shortlisted for these awards, in text, audio and video formats.
Coverage of the 2002 Griffin Poetry Prize
Coverage of the 2003 Griffin Poetry Prize
Anne Carson accepts 2001 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize
Karen Solie reads Sturgeon
Erin Moure reads What, me, guard sheep?
Christian Bok reads Chapter I, for Dick Higgins
Les Murray's The Instrument, read by Stephen Jennings
Christopher Logue's Homer: War Music, read by Stephen Jennings
Victor Hernandez Cruz reads Problems with Hurricanes
Alice Notley reads There was also Valium in the drink...
P.K. Page reads Planet Earth
Dionne Brand reads thirsty
Margaret Avison reads Rising Dust
C.D. Wright reads Key Episodes From An Earthly Life
Gerald Stern reads Roses