news | Tuesday April 9, 2013

David W. McFadden Up For 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize!

We heartily congratulate David McFadden along with his fellow nominees who are finalists for the 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize!

The Canadian nominees include David W. McFadden, the veteran author of 35 books, who 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?

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.

In the International division contenders for this year’s award are:

Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me, and Other Poems by Fady Joudah, translated from Arabic by Ghassan Zaqtan (U.S.)
Liquid Nitrogen by Jennifer Maiden (Australia)
Night of the Republic by Alan Shapiro (U.S.)
Our Andromeda by Brenda Shaughnessy (U.S.)

Shortlisted in the Canadian division are:

What’s the Score? by David W. McFadden (Toronto)
Sailing to Babylon by James Pollock (Toronto, Madison, Wisconsin)
Personals by Ian Williams (Brampton)

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