Griffin Poetry Prize spotlight: Dionne Brand reads from The Blue Clerk

This week on q, we're featuring some of the poets on the Canadian shortlist for the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize. Today's poet is Dionne Brand, who's nominated for her poetry collection The Blue Clerk.
Dionne Brand's latest book of poetry, The Blue Clerk, is on the shortlist for this year's Griffin Poetry Prize. (Jason Chow)

Every year, the Griffin Poetry Prize awards $65,000 to two poets, one from a Canadian shortlist and another from an international shortlist. This week on q, leading up to the 2019 ceremony on June 6, we're featuring readings from the Canadian nominees. Today's poet is Dionne Brand, who's nominated for her poetry collection The Blue Clerk.

On Friday, June 7, hear from the Canadian winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize.

— Produced by Vanessa Greco

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