The Anansi Reader: Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist, National Poetry Month

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More nominations for Annabel, the Canadian Kathleen Winter.
Kathleen Winter‘s Annabel has been longlisted for one of the most respected literary prizes in the world, the Orange Prize for Fiction, and is a finalist for the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. Winter is currently author in residence for University of BC Okanagan.
Anansi Press publishes Annabel and many poetry anthologies.
Poetry Month
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Spring is finally here! (We’re pretty sure — if it snows again it’s not our fault.) Welcome to April and National Poetry Month, the time of year when we celebrate the beauty of the written word.

Also announced that:

Suzanne Buffam‘s The Irrationalist has been shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize! This prestigious prize (awarded last year to Karen Solie‘s Pigeon) is one of the richest poetry prizes in the world, valued at $65,000. The winner will be announced on June 1st.

Steven Heighton‘s poem “Jetlag,” from his collection Patient Frame, has won the P.K. Page Founders’ Award for Poetry.

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