The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology, 2003
A Selection of the ShortlistBook - 2003
The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology: A Selection of the 2003 Shortlist includes poems from the seven exceptional books shortlisted for the 2003 Griffin Poetry Prize. This annual anthology gathers together extraordinary poets and introduces us to some of the finest poems within their collections, work that is at the heart of language and that reminds us what it means to be human. The selections include poems from Kathleen Jamie's Mr and Mrs Scotland Are Dead: Poems 1980-1994, Paul Muldoon's Moy Sand and Gravel, Gerald Stern's American Sonnets: Poems, C. D. Wright's Steal Away: Selected and New Poems, Margaret Avison's Concrete and Wild Carrot, Dionne Brand's thirsty, and P. K. Page's Planet Earth: Poems Selected and New. Prize jurors Michael Longley, Sharon Olds, and Sharon Thesen chose the outstanding shortlist and wrote the citations that precede each anthology selection. Sharon Thesen chose the poems that appear in the anthology and wrote the introduction to the book, describing the joy and difficulty of being a juror and having to choose from among such richness. Royalties generated from this anthology will be donated to UNESCO's World Poetry Day.
Publisher: Toronto : Anansi, 2003
Branch Call Number: 821.9208/GRI