The second volume of The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology includes selections from the international and Canadian books shortlisted for the 2002 prize, chosen and introduced by jurors Dionne Brand, Robert Creeley, and Michael Hofmann.
Edited by award-winning poet Esta Spalding, this book is a one-stop shop for poems from each of the seven shortlisted collections: Canadian Prize winner Eunoia by Christian Bok; Sheep's Vigil by a Fervent Person by Erin Moure; Short Haul Engine by Karen Solie; Maraca: New and Selected Poems 1965-2000 by Victor Hernandez Cruz; Homer: War Music by Christopher Logue; Conscious and Verbal by Les Murray (FSG); and International Prize winner Disobedience by Alice Notley.
Royalties generated from The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology are donated to UNESCO's World Poetry Day.
About the author
Esta Spalding's first book, Carrying Place, was nominated for the Gerald R. Lampert Award and her second, Anchoress, was a finalist for the Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award for Best Specialty Book of the Year. Her third book, Lost August, won the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and her fourth, The Wife's Account, was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Esta lives in Guelph, Ontario.