Watch: The Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist readings


The Griffin Poetry Prize is Canada's richest award for poetry. The winner in each category, one Canadian and one international, takes home $65,000.

The winners will be revealed at a gala event in Toronto on Thursday, June 7.

The international nominees are Night by David Harsent (U.K.), The Chameleon Couch by Yusef Komunyakaa (U.S.), November by Sean O'Brien (U.K.) and Sobbing Superpower: Collected poems of Tadeusz Rozewicz (Poland), translated from Polish by Joanna Trzeciak. You can read our reviews of the international finalists here.

The Canadian nominees are Methodist Hatchet by Ken Babstock, Killdeer by Phil Hall and Forge by Jan Zwicky. You can read our reviews of the Canadian finalists here.

Join us at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 6, to watch the Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist readings and the announcement of the Griffin Trust Lifetime Recognition Award recipient.

You'll be able to watch all the action in the video player below.

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