Two prizes of CAD $65,000 (approximately $51,078) each are given annually for poetry collections by a Canadian poet or translator and by an international poet or translator published during the previous year. Finalists receive CAD $10,000 (approximately $7,860) each for their participation in the shortlisted authors event to be held in Toronto. Ilya Kaminsky, Aleš Šteger, and Souvankham Thammavongsa will judge. Publishers may submit four copies of a book of at least 48 pages published between January 1 and June 30 by June 30. There is no entry fee. The deadline for books published during the second half of the year is December 31. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry, Griffin Poetry Prize, 363 Parkridge Crescent, Oakville ON L6M 1A8, Canada. (905) 618-0420. Ruth Smith, Executive Director.