The Griffin Poetry Prize has recently announced the 2009 Canadian and International shortlist for this year's prize. The prize money weighs in at a hefty C$100,000, "making it one of the most lucrative poetry prizes in the world." The prize is "awarded annually for the two best books of poetry, including translations, published in English in the previous year." The two winners will be announced June 3, 2009.
HFR would like to give special mention to C.D. Wright (Rising, Falling, Hovering). C. D. Wright has an excellent interview and two wonderful poems in HFR #34.
Click here to read the full article (quoted above), and see who else has made the list.
Congratulations to all of the Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist poets!