Deibert was awarded the prize for Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society (House of Anansi Press).
The Griffin Poetry Prize is awarded in international and Canadian categories, each worth $65,000. The shortlist is announced annually in April.
The winner of the $60,000 prize will be announced on Nov. 3.
Handed out by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre the eight awards celebrate exceptional books for young people.
The shortlist for the $100,000 prize will be announced on October 5, with the winner to be announced November 8.
The winner will receive $20,000 at an awards ceremony in Toronto on Oct. 14.
Each shortlisted finalist will receive $1,000, and the winner of the $10,000 prize will be announced in the fall.