Tuesday, June 12, 2012

News at Eleven: The Newfoundland-born, Ottawa Valley-raised

wordsmith [Ken Babstock] also saluted the Griffin jurors, who read 481 books of poetry from 37 countries, including 19 translations. "I thank you for all that madness and hard work," said Babstock, who won for his collection Methodist Hatchet (House of Anansi Press).

Britain's David Harsent, meanwhile, took home the international Griffin prize, also worth $65,000, for Night (Faber and Faber).

from Canada.com: Toronto poet chosen for Griffin
then The Globe and Mail: Poet Seamus Heaney wins Griffin prize for lifetime achievement
then National Post: Griffin Poetry Prize


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