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Griffin Poetry Prize pot doubles to $200,000

The world’s most lucrative poetry prize just got a little richer. In recognition of the 10th anniversary of the Griffin Poetry Prize, founder Scott Griffin announced this morning that annual prize winnings will double to $200,000, with each of the shortlisted authors receiving $10,000 and the winner in each category receiving $65,000.

This year’s shortlists were selected by a three-person jury comprising former Griffin winner Anne Carson and poets Kathleen Jamie and Carl Phillips. The nominees are as follows:

Canadian shortlist:

  • The Certainty Dream by Kate Hall (Coach House Books)
  • Coal and Roses by P.K. Page (The Porcupine’s Quill)
  • Pigeon by Karen Solie (House of Anansi Press)

International shortlist:

  • Grain by John Glenday (Picador)
  • A Village Life by Louise Glück (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • The Sun-fish by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (The Gallery Press)
  • Cold Spring in Winter by Susan Wicks, translated from the French by Valérie Rouzeau (Arc Publications)