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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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 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 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 1, 2016.

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.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.

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 Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June 1, 2016.

Poet Don Paterson reads the poem "Mercies" from his poetry collection "40 Sonnets" (Faber and Faber), shortlisted for the 2016 International Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June 1, 2016.

Poet Don Paterson reads the poem "Mercies" from his poetry collection "40 Sonnets" (Faber and Faber), 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 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 1, 2016.

Michael Wiegers of Copper Canyon Press reads the poem "The Boat" from The Quotations of Bone by Norman Dubie (Copper Canyon Press), winner of the 2016 International Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June 1, 2016.

Michael Wiegers of Copper Canyon Press reads the poem "The Boat" from The Quotations of Bone by Norman Dubie (Copper Canyon Press), winner of the 2016 International Griffin Poetry Prize. The reading took place at Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada on June 1, 2016.

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 3, 2015.

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. 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 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 3, 2015.

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