Griffin Prize finalist Sandra Ridley

Air Date: Apr 18, 2017 12:00 AM ET

It's the biggest poetry prize in the English-speaking world and Ottawa's own Sandra Ridley is one of the finalists. She dropped by the studio to talk about she almost wrote poetry off before publishing her collection Silvija.

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