By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis
The Griffin Trust was founded in April 2000 by Chairman Scott Griffin, along with Trustees Margaret Atwood, Robert Hass, Michael Ondaatje, Robin Robertson, and David Young.
The annual Griffin Poetry Prize awards two literary prizes of $65,000 each and an additional $10,000 to each shortlisted poet who reads at the annual Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist Readings in Toronto. A Canadian prize is given to a living poet resident in Canada; an international prize is given to a living poet from any country in the world.
– From The Griffin Trust Official Page
In perfect timing to coincide with April as National Poetry Month, the Griffin Trust announced the 2014 Griffin Trust Poetry Prize seven finalists on the shortlist today:
Pilgrim’s Flower • Rachael Boast
Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire • Brenda Hillman
Wesleyan University Press
Silverchest • Carl Phillips
Farrar, Straus Giroux
Red Doc> • Anne Carson
Jonathan Cape and McClelland & Stewart
Ocean • Sue Goyette
Correspondences • Anne Michaels
McClelland & Stewart
Are you a poetry reader and/or writer?
What do you love most about poetry?
What do find the most challenging about reading/writing poetry?
Who is your favourite poet?
What book of poetry would you have liked to see make it on the shortlist?
Of the seven finalists above, which book do you predict will win the Griffin Trust Poetry Prize?