Monday, April 18, 2016

Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlists

Norman Dubie
(courtesy Griffin Poetry Prize)
Congratulations to all of the finalists for the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize! This year's international shortlist includes Norman Dubie's collection The Quotations of Bone. The Fiddlehead has published Dubie's poems on two previous occasions, in issues No. 241 (Autumn 2009) and No. 262 (Winter 2015), and those poems appear in The Quotations of Bone.

Here are the Griffin Prize shortlists in their entirety, as selected by judges Alice Oswald, Tracy K. Smith, and Adam Sol:

Norman Dubie, The Quotations of Bone
Joy Harjo, Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings
Don Paterson, 40 Sonnets
Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Heaven

Ulrikka S. Gernes (translated by Per Brask and Patrick Friesen), Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments
Liz Howard, Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent
Soraya Peerbye, Tell: poems for girlhood