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Thursday, June 05, 2008

The Griffin Trust For Excellence in Poetry
http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com/
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John Ashbery's Notes From the Air: Selected Later Poems and Robin Blaser's The Holy Forest: Collected Poems of Robin Blaser Win the 2008 Griffin Poetry Prize

TORONTO, June 4, 2008 - John Ashbery's Notes From the Air: Selected Later Poems and Robin Blaser's The Holy Forest: Collected Poems of Robin Blaser are the International and Canadian winners of the eighth annual Griffin Poetry Prize. The C$100,000 Griffin Poetry Prize, the richest poetry prize in the world for a single volume of poetry, is divided between the two winners. The prize is for first edition books of poetry published in 2007, and submitted from anywhere in the world.

International Winner
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Book: Notes From the Air: Selected Later Poems
Poet: John Ashbery
Publisher: HarpersCollins Publishers/Ecco http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com/shortlist_2008.php?t=3D4

Canadian Winner
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Book: The Holy Forest: Collected Poems of Robin Blaser
Poet: Robin Blaser
Publisher: University of California Press http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com/shortlist_2008.php?t=3D1

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