2020 Shortlist

International Shortlist | Canadian Shortlist | Anthology

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Announcing the 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist

International Shortlist

The Perseverance by Raymond Antrobus Book: How to Dress a Fish
Poet: Abigail Chabitnoy
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Arias by Sharon Olds Book: Arias
Poet: Sharon Olds
Publishers: Jonathan Cape and Alfred A. Knopf
Time, by Sarah Riggs, translated from the French written by Etel Adnan International Winner
Book: Time
Translator: Sarah Riggs
Poet: Etel Adnan
Publisher: Nightboat Books
Lima Limon by Natalie Scenters-Zapico Book: Lima :: Limón
Poet: Natalie Scenters-Zapico
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
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Canadian Shortlist

How She Read by Chantal Gibson Book: How She Read
Poet: Chantal Gibson
Publisher: Caitlin Press
heft by Doyali Islam Book: heft
Poet: Doyali Islam
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Magnetic Equator by Kaie Kellough Canadian Winner
Book: Magnetic Equator
Poet: Kaie Kellough
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

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The Griffin Poetry Prize 2020 Anthology

Edited by Hoa Nguyen

House of Anansi Press

Each year The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology features the work of the extraordinary poets shortlisted for the awards and introduces us to some of the finest poems in their collections.

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Photo credits:
Sharon Olds, by Brett Hall Jones
Sarah Riggs, by Omar Berrada
Doyali Islam, by Arden Wray
Kaie Kellough, by Melissa-Anne Cobbler

See also 2019 Shortlist.