news | Friday June 14, 2013
We heartily congratulate David McFadden on winning the 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize!
David W. McFadden, the veteran author of 35 books, received the nod for What’s the Score? (published by Mansfield Press imprint Stuart Ross Books). McFadden was previously nominated for the prize in 2008 for his selected poems, Why Are You So Sad? The other Canadian nominees were Sailing to Babylon by James Pollock (Toronto, Madison, Wisconsin) and Personals by Ian Williams (Brampton).
With a purse of $65,000 for each of the division winners, the Griffin Poetry Prize is among the most prestigious and lucrative poetry awards in the world.
Winner in the International division was Fady Joudah (U.S.), for Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me, and Other Poems (translated from Arabic by Ghassan Zaqtan). The other nominees in the category were Liquid Nitrogen by Jennifer Maiden (Australia), Night of the Republic by Alan Shapiro (U.S.), and Our Andromeda by Brenda Shaughnessy (U.S.)
Read more about this year’s winners and proceedings here.