news | Tuesday April 11, 2017
Congratulations, Jordan Abel!
Abel’s latest collection of poetry, Injun, is one of three Canadian books of poetry short-listed for this year’s Griffin Poetry Prize!
We are pleased to see such a diverse list this year; Injun is in good company with Violet Energy Ingots by Hoa Nguyen (Wave Books) and Silvija by Sandra Ridley (BookThug).
Judges Sue Goyette (Canada), Joan Naviyuk Kane (USA), and George Szirtes (UK) each read 617 books of poetry from 39 countries, including 23 translations. The seven finalists – four International and three Canadian – will be invited to read in Toronto at Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory in the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning in Toronto, on the evening of Wednesday, June 7. The seven finalists will each be awarded $10,000 for their participation in the Shortlist Readings, and the two winners (one Canadian, one international, each to be awarded $65,000) will be announced at the Griffin Poetry Prize Awards on Thursday, June 8.
Read more about the prize on the Griffin Poetry Prize website.