The fifth volume of The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology includes selections from the books shortlisted for the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize, chosen by the jurors: UK poet Simon Armitage, Governor General's Award winner Erin Moure, and Slovenian poet Tomaz Salamun.
Royalties from the anthology are donated to UNESCO's World Poetry Day.
Erín Moure is one of Canada's most eminent and respected poets, and a translator from French, Spanish, Galician, and Portuguese. Her work operates on the edge of difficulty and acceptability, and is transgressive but aware of history. She is the author of sixteen books of poetry, has received the Governor General's Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, the A.M. Klein Prize, and has been a three-time finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize. Her recent books include Expeditions of a Chimæra (co-written with Oana Avasilichioaei), a book of essays,My Beloved Wager, and a reissue of her 1999 limited edition Pillage Laud. Her twelve books of poetry in translation include Sheep's Vigil by a Fervent Person by Alberto Caeiro/Fernando Pessoa, Nicole Brossard's Notebook of Roses and Civilization (co-translated with Robert Majzels), and Galician poet Chus Pato's acclaimed m-Talá, Charenton and Hordes of Writing.