Poetry We Love

This is a showcase of all of the splendid poetry collections that have been shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize since its inception in 2000. We've linked from the nominated and winning books to reviews, publisher sites and poet pages for more information and insights.
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Griffin Poetry Prize 2015 International Shortlist - Something Crosses My Mind, by Eleanor Goodman translating from the Chinese by Wang Xiaoni (http://www.zephyrpress.org/new.php#somethingcrosses)

Griffin Poetry Prize 2015 International Shortlist - Something Crosses My Mind, by Eleanor Goodman translating from the Chinese by Wang Xiaoni (http://www.zephyrpress.org/new.php#somethingcrosses)

Griffin Poetry Prize 2014 Canadian Shortlist - Ocean, by Sue Goyette

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Griffin Poetry Prize 2014 Canadian Shortlist - Red Doc> by Anne Carson

Red Doc by Anne Carson

red doc HuffPost Anne Carson is one of Americas most talented experimental writer/poets. This story, the sequel to her breakout work Autobiography of Red, is a tricky read, but an important addition to her growing canon.

Griffin Poetry Prize 2014 International Shortlist - Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire, by Brenda Hillman

Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire (Wesleyan Poetry Series): The final volume in the poet’s extraordinary tetralogy on earth, air, water, and fire

Griffin Poetry Prize 2016 International Shortlist - The Quotations of Bone, by Norman Dubie

Griffin Poetry Prize 2016 International Shortlist - The Quotations of Bone, by Norman Dubie

Griffin Poetry Prize 2015 International Shortlist - The Stairwell, by Michael Longley

Come and explore our world, lose yourself in a book, find your next read and hear from the authors you love.

Griffin Poetry Prize 2014 International Shortlist - Pilgrim's Flower, by Rachael Boast

Rachael Boast’s first collection, Sidereal, was one of the most highly regarded debuts of recent years, winning the Forward Prize for Best First Collect.

Griffin Poetry Prize 2016 Canadian Shortlist - Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent, by Liz Howard

Who are your favourite Indigenous authors? We put this question forward on social media, and you came back with an extensive, compelling list.

Griffin Poetry Prize 2015 Canadian Shortlist - Blue Sonoma, by Jane Munro

Blue Sonoma

Griffin Poetry Prize 2015 Canadian Shortlist - Blue Sonoma, by Jane Munro

Griffin Poetry Prize 2015 International Shortlist - Finite Formulae & Theories of Chance, by Marek Kazmierski translating from the Polish by Wioletta Greg

Griffin Poetry Prize 2015 International Shortlist - Finite Formulae & Theories of Chance, by Marek Kazmierski translating from the Polish by Wioletta Greg

Griffin Poetry Prize 2014 International Shortlist - Silverchest, by Carl Phillips

A bracingly beautiful new collection from the author of Double Shadow"After the afterlife, there's an afterlife."In Silverchest,.

Griffin Poetry Prize 2013 Canadian Shortlist - Sailing to Babylon, by James Pollock

Able Muse Press published 2013 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted collection Sailing to Babylon by James Pollock.

Griffin Poetry Prize 2013 Canadian Shortlist - What's the Score? by David McFadden

"In this lovely little land success / is all that folks are left with when / they don't try hard enough to fail." David McFadden, Funny Country from What's the Score?

Griffin Poetry Prize 2016 Canadian Shortlist - Tell: poems for a girlhood, by Soraya Peerbaye

Griffin Poetry Prize 2016 Canadian Shortlist - Tell: poems for a girlhood, by Soraya Peerbaye

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