Poetry Doesn’t Pay?

Elaine Equi!

The Griffin Poetry Prize Announces the 2008 Canadian and International Shortlist

International Shortlist

Notes from the Air: Selected Later Poems • John Ashbery
HarperCollins Publishers/Ecco

Ripple Effect: New and Selected Poems • Elaine Equi
Coffee House Press

The Complete Poetry: A Bilingual Edition
Clayton Eshleman, translated from the Spanish,
written by César Vallejo

University of California Press

Selected Poems 1969-2005 • David Harsent
Faber and Faber

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CLICK HERE for interview I conducted with our very own Elaine Equi!

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Canadian Shortlist

The Holy Forest: Collected Poems of Robin Blaser • Robin Blaser
University of California Press

Notebook of Roses and Civilization
Robert Majzels and Erin Moure, translated from the French,
written by Nicole Brossard

Coach House Books

Why Are You So Sad? Selected Poems of David W. McFadden • David McFadden
Insomniac Press/4 a.m. Books

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TORONTO – April 8, 2008 – Scott Griffin, founder of The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry and David Young, trustee, today announced the Canadian and International shortlist for this year’s prize. The C$100,000 Griffin Poetry Prize is one of the most lucrative poetry prizes in the world, exemplifying the international spirit of the form. The prize is awarded annually for the two best books of poetry, including translations, published in English in the previous year.

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5 thoughts on “Poetry Doesn’t Pay?

  1. Whoops, that was a typo–but Candada sounds like a nice place to live, doesn’t it. If the Candadans had a prize, Elaine would definitely win it!

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