The highly anticipated annual anthology of the best Canadian and international poetry. Each year, the best books of poetry published in English internationally and in Canada are honoured with the Griffin Poetry Prize, one of the world's most prestigious and richest literary awards. Since 2001 this annual prize has acted as a tremendous spur to interest in and recognition of poetry, focusing worldwide attention on the formidable talent of poets writing in English. And each year the editor of The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology gathers the work of the extraordinary poets shortlisted for the awards and introduces us to some of the finest poems in their collections. Royalties generated fromThe 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthologywill be donated to UNESCO's World Poetry Day, which was created to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard in their communities. Judges to be announced: September 2012 Shortlist to be announced: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Suzanne Buffam’s first collection of poetry, Past Imperfect, won the Gerald Lampert Award. Her second collection of poetry, The Irrationalist, was named a finalist for the 2011 Griffin Poetry Prize. Her work has been translated into French, German, Spanish, and Slovenian. She teaches Creative Writing at the University of Chicago.
Mark Doty is the author of eight books of poems, including Fire to Fire, which won the National Book Award for Poetry, and five volumes of nonfiction prose. He has been awarded the T. S. Eliot Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He teaches at Rutgers University.
Wang Ping was born in Shanghai. She left China in 1985 to study in the U.S., earning her Ph.D. from New York University. Her publications include the poetry collections Of Flesh and Spirit and The Magic Whip. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, and teaches at Macalester College.