news | Tuesday April 10, 2018

Same Diff is a finalist for the Griffin!

[cover of Same Diff]

We are thrilled to announce that Same Diff, the latest collection of poetry by Donato Mancini, is a finalist for the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize!

Mancini is in stellar company with the other two Canadian nominees: Billy-Ray Belcourt, author of This Wound is a World (Frontenac House), and Aisha Sasha John, author of I have to live (McClelland & Stewart). Read more about each title and about the international nominees on the official shortlist.

Can you believe judges Sarah Howe (UK), Ben Lerner (USA), and Ian Williams (Canada) each read 542 books of poetry, from 33 countries, including 17 translations. Incredible!

From the Griffin Prize announcement:

The authors of the seven shortlisted books – four International and three Canadian – will be invited to read in Toronto at Koerner Hall on June 6. The finalists will each be awarded $10,000 for their participation in the Shortlist Readings. The two winners, to be announced at the Griffin Poetry Prize Awards on Thursday, June 7, will each be awarded $65,000.

Tickets for the Shortlist Readings are available here, and the annual Griffin Prize anthology is available from House of Anansi.