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One of the most generous poetry prizes in the world
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The first two Ottawa laureates are scheduled to be announced as part of the seventh annual VERSeFest, held in Ottawa from March 21-26, 2017.

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Mystifying and even cheerfully impenetrable at first glance, John Ashbery's poems reward richly if you look again, perhaps by coming at them from different angles. As we considered previously, Ashbery often leaves discernible clues to guide us. Let's venture in again, this time to make our way through "Someone You Have Seen Before", from his 2008 Griffin Poetry Prize winning collection Notes from the Air.

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The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry is headed to the Cork International Poetry Festival this week!

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Enjoy past Griffin Poetry Prize Poems of the Week right here ...

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Deadline is December 20, 2016!

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"It is the set designer’s curse,
to lose all trust in what appears"

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When we looked before at an excerpt from Christian Bök's Eunoia, which won the 2002 Griffin Poetry Prize, we pondered whether or not he approached his poetic output the way a gardener can produce a miniature version of a tree or shrub using the bonsai method. Are such constraints - in plants or in language - pleasing or artificial? Reactions and opinions vary.

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Submissions open until December 7, 2016 for Resist Much / Obey Little - Inaugural Poems to the Resistance.

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“Literature makes other people more real to us,” Mark Doty says in a 2008 lecture at the Key West Literary Seminar.

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We've looked before at how Biblical references underpin the poetry of Spencer Reece's collection The Road to Emmaus. Like the disciples who unwittingly met the resurrected Jesus on that eponymous road, if it weren't for the titles - this week's Poem of the Week as well as the previously discussed "The Fifth Commandment" - we might not recognize that scriptural influences are woven into many of the poems.
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