Two prizes of $65,000 Canadian (approximately $50,000) each are given annually for poetry collections by a Canadian poet or translator and by an international poet or translator. Finalists in each category receive $10,000 Canadian (approximately $8,300). Publishers may submit four copies of a book of at least 48 pages published between July 1 and December 31 by December 31. There is no entry fee. The deadline for books published during the first half of the year is June 30. Sarah Howe, Ben Lerner, and Ian Williams will judge. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry, Griffin Poetry Prize, 363 Parkridge Crescent, Oakville, Ontario L6M 1A8, Canada. (905) 618-0420. Ruth Smith, Executive Director.