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"What can I offer to anyone? What account is most significant? How do I write about the deeply, darkly personal with rigour and beauty? How to not turn my face away?" 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize winner Liz Howard in conversation with Jacqueline Valencia for The Rusty Toque
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Gord Downie gave a memorable reading of "At the Quinte Hotel" at the 2013 Al Purdy tribute at Koerner Hall.
Al Purdy died in 2000, leaving behind a career's worth of poetry that has remained vibrantly, feistily alive on the page, and in the hearts of Canadian artists of all stripes. Fifteen years on, Purdy is being recognized with a much-anticipated new documentary, Al Purdy Was Here, directed by long-serving Canadian arts critic Brian D. Johnson, makes its world premiere tonight at the Toronto International Film Festival, and CBC Arts has an exclusive...
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Submission deadline is May 31, 2016.
Submissions for the 2016 CBC Poetry Prize are now open!Send us your original, unpublished works of poetry (between 400 and
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Silt literally and figuratively blurs things here, but in the midst of it all is one crisp image, that of the earring/crustacean. It's a piercing flash of life that feels like a tribute to the young woman's spirit.
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We were honoured to welcome Adam Zagajewski as the 2016 Griffin Lifetime Recognition Award recipient.
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This poem is a fine example of what the Griffin Poetry Prize judges cited as "the heaven of ecstatic language and lyric possibility" in Phillips' so aptly titled collection.
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Don Paterson brings the sonnet form to life in many fascinating ways in his 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted collection 40 Sonnets.
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When one artist dedicates a work to another, what impact does it have on the reader / viewer / listener? Norman Dubie has offered up this poem to revered Swedish poet, psychologist and translator Tomas Tranströmer, who received the Griffin Lifetime Recognition Award in 2007 and went on to win the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature.
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Soraya Peerbaye offers moving insights into the tragic real-life story behind her 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted collection Tell: poems for a girlhood.
For eight days, Reena Virk's lifeless body lay in the Gorge Waterway in Victoria, B.C. Virk, 14 and the daughter
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