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One of the most generous poetry prizes in the world
One of the most generous poetry prizes in the world

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2004 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted poet Di Brandt has a new poetry collection coming in September.
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Often, the Griffin Poetry Prize judges' citataions are poems unto themselves.
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In an interview over a decade after this poem was published, poet Les Murray revealed that "The Cows on Killing Day" was part of a set of poems written in the early 1990s, "when I was suffering a bout of depression and decided to get out of my own head and be an animal for a while. It worked for a time."
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"... when I read Natalie Shapero’s Hard Child a few weeks ago, I realized that poetry that worked against beauty could be just as, if not more, satisfying."
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Griffin Lifetime Recognition Award recipient Ana Blandiana's The Sun Of Hereafter "bristles with the loss of faith. It’s not a religious faith, but a secular faith; a faith in people. In this sense, it is a faith in something intangible."
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2018 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted poet Aisha Sasha John is among the writers helping to launch TOK Magazine on June 21st.
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The 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist readings were truly spectacular. Replay the livestream and enjoy them here.
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Celebrate the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize winners with us!
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