Sunday, June 12, 2011

2011 Griffin Poetry Prize

The 2011 Griffin Poetry Prize winners are Heavenly Questions by Gjertrud Schnackenberg and Ossuaries by Dionne Brand.

On Monday 31st, 2011, the Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist Readings took place in downtown Toronto in the Telus Center for performance and learning.

The Shortlist Readings began with readings from the 2011 international shortlist which included:

After the intermission a surprise: the French poet Yves Bonnefoy (b.1923) was presented with the Griffin Lifetime Recognition award - the address was delivered by Carolyn Forché.

The second part of the Readings included the Canadian shortlist, and the authors read from their books:

 Here are some images from the venue:

267 Bloor St. West, Toronto, where the  2011 Griffin Prize Shortlist Readings were held 

Irish novelist Colm Toíbín (right), one of the three judges for the 2011 Griffin Poetry Prize arriving at the Shortlist Readings.

The event is about to begin:


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