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Karen Solie "delivers a series of taut, tough, tendon-snapping poems, at turns philosophical and brutal" ...
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Selected prose of Mick Imlah (2009 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist) jas just been published.
«Mick Imlah is one of the most original and memorable English-language poets of the late twentieth century – a brilliant talent, brutally curtailed. This volume is a necessary companion to his poem...
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Paul Farley manages to juggle intense images with devastating emotions with aching human compassion ... and a dash of sly wordplay, all in one swift, breathless and truly incendiary poem. It's the wordplay that starts things off, sending us as readers on a careering course to a devastating conclusion.
Some similes act like heat shields for re-entry to reality: a tramp in flames on the floor. We can say Flame on! to invoke the Human Torch from the Fantastic Four. We can switch to art and imagine Dali at this latitude doing CCTV surrealism. We could compare him to a protest monk ...
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This week, let's celebrate newly minted 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize International winner "The Stairwell" by Michael Longley with a look at another poem from that collection. This one both hearkens back and looks from a present day perspective at historical events that have informed a significant part of Longley's work - the First World War.
for Bel Mooney. Imagine a shallow glass box. About nine inches by seven, She writes, a bundle of papers. Inside, tied with brown ribbon, Photos of our battlefield trip. Interleaved with war poems. She has copied out in longhand. A shrapnel ball (in cellophane. For protection) nestles there ...
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Kathleen Jamie's new poetry collection, The Bonniest Companie, comes out this October.
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Our Poem of the Week is from 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize Canadian winner Blue Sonoma by Jane Munro
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How does the layout of words, phrases and sentences in this poem - Yusef Komunyakaa's "When Eyes Are on Me" from his 2012 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted collection "The Chameleon Couch" - affect how the poem unfolds sonically? That sonic effect can be how the poem "sounds" as you're reading it to yourself, or it can inform how the poem is actually read aloud. Let's take a look ... and a listen.
I am a scrappy old lion who's wandered into a Christian square quavering with centuries of forged bells. The cobblestones make my feet ache. I walk big-shouldered, my head raised proudly. I smell the blood of a king. The citizens can only see a minotaur in a maze.
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Recent interview with Griffin Lifetime Recognition Award recipient Adelia Prado (in Portuguese)
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Poets AF Moritz, Ian Burgham, Chris Chambers and Catherine Graham read at Toronto’s Northern District Library on June 18th.
On Thursday, June 18, at 2:00 p.m., at Toronto’s Northern District Library, I will be reading from my new book, Sequence, along with fellow poets Ian Burgham (Midnight, Quattro Books), Chris Chambers (Thrillows & Despairos, Wolsak & Wynn) and Catherine Graham (Her Red Hair Rises With the Wings of Insects, Wolsak & Wynn). Orchardviewers June …
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Ciaran Carson, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Paul Muldoon and Peter Riley join Claudia Rankine on the best collection shortlist.
US writer’s ‘ bold challenge to definitions of poetic form’ joins Forward prize shortlist, alongside others including Paul Muldoon and Ciaran Carson
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