Poetry Readings

Take a poetry break with a selection from our fine collection of poetry readings by Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted poets.
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Poetry: Why it is Important - An inspiring, entertaining and moving talk by Scott Griffin, founder of the Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry.

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Poet Sue Goyette reads the poem "Forty-Eight" from her poetry collection "Ocean", shortlisted for the 2014 International Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June 4, 2014.

Poet Sue Goyette reads the poem "Forty-Eight" from her poetry collection "Ocean", shortlisted for the 2014 International Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June

Poet Anne Michaels reads from her collection "Correspondences", shortlisted for the 2014 International Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June 4, 2014.

Poet Anne Michaels reads from her collection "Correspondences", shortlisted for the 2014 International Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June

US/Polish translator Joanna Trzeciak reads the poem "The Story of Old Women" from Sobbing Superpower: Selected Poems of Tadeusz Rosewicz, shortlisted for the 2012 International Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June 6, 2012.

US/Polish translator Joanna Trzeciak reads the poem "The Story of Old Women" from Sobbing Superpower: Selected Poems of Tadeusz Rosewicz, shortlisted for the.

Poet Liz Howard reads the poem "Thinktent" from her poetry collection "Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent" (McClelland & Stewart), winner of the 2016 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June 1, 2016.

Poet Liz Howard reads the poem "Thinktent" from her poetry collection "Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent" (McClelland & Stewart), winner of the 2016 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June

Poet Soraya Peerbaye reads from the poem "Beauty" from her poetry collection "Tell: poems for a girlhood" (Pedlar Press), shortlisted for the 2016 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June 1, 2016.

Poet Soraya Peerbaye reads from the poem "Beauty" from her poetry collection "Tell: poems for a girlhood" (Pedlar Press), shortlisted for the 2016 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June

Translators Per Brask and Patrick Friesen and poet Ulrikka S. Gernes read "On H.C. Andersen Boulevard during rush hour" from the collection "Frayed Opus for Strings and Wind Instruments" (Brick Books), shortlisted for the 2016 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June 1, 2016.

Translators Per Brask and Patrick Friesen and poet Ulrikka S. Gernes read "On H. Andersen Boulevard during rush hour" from the collection "Frayed Opus for .

Poet Joy Harjo reads the poem "Equinox" from her poetry collection "Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings" (WW Norton), shortlisted for the 2016 International Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June 1, 2016.

Poet Joy Harjo reads the poem "Equinox" from her poetry collection "Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings" (WW Norton), shortlisted for the 2016 International Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June

Poet Russell Thornton reads the poem "Lemon Groves" from his poetry collection "The Hundred Lives", shortlisted for the 2015 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June 3, 2015.

Poet Russell Thornton reads the poem "Lemon Groves" from his poetry collection "The Hundred Lives", shortlisted for the 2015 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June

Poet Michael Longley reads the poem "Boy-Soldier" from his poetry collection "The Stairwell", winner of the 2015 International Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June 3, 2015.

Poet Michael Longley reads the poem "Boy-Soldier" from his poetry collection "The Stairwell", winner of the 2015 International Griffin Poetry Prize.

Poet Jane Munro reads selections from "The Old Man Vacanas" from her poetry collection "Blue Sonoma", Winner of the 2015 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June 3, 2015.

Poet Jane Munro reads selections from "The Old Man Vacanas" from her poetry collection "Blue Sonoma", Winner of the 2015 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June

Poet Shane Book reads the poem "World Town" from his poetry collection "Congotronic", shortlisted for the 2015 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June 3, 2015.

Poet Shane Book reads the poem "World Town" from his poetry collection "Congotronic", shortlisted for the 2015 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June

Poet Brenda Hillman reads the poem "In High Desert Under the Drones" from her poetry collection "Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire", winner of the 2014 International Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June 4, 2014.

Poet Brenda Hillman reads the poem "In High Desert Under the Drones" from her poetry collection "Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire", winner of the 2014 Int.

Poet Anne Carson reads selections from her poetry collection "Short Talks". Her new work "Red Doc" was winner of the 2014 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June 4, 2014.

Poet Anne Carson reads selections from her poetry collection "Short Talks". Her new work "Red Doc" was winner of the 2014 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June

Mexican poet Pura López-Colomé, who took part in the 2008 Griffin Poetry Prize as an esteemed judge, rejoins the Griffin Trust family to speak at the 2013 awards ceremony on the background and current state of Latin American poetry.

Mexican poet Pura López-Colomé, who took part in the 2008 Griffin Poetry Prize as an esteemed judge, rejoins the Griffin Trust family to speak at the 2013 awards ceremony on the background and current state of Latin American poetry.

Poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips reads the poem "Boys" from his poetry collection "Heaven" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), shortlisted for the 2016 International Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June 1, 2016.

Poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips reads the poem "Boys" from his poetry collection "Heaven" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), shortlisted for the 2016 International Gri.

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