The best books of poetry published in English internationally and in Canada are honoured annually with the Griffin Poetry Prize, one of the world’s richest and most prestigious literary awards. This edition of the anthology includes poems from each of the books shortlisted in both the Canadian and international categories for 2011, and are selected and introduced by judges Tim Lilburn, Colm Toibin, and Chase Twichell.
Royalties from the sales of the anthologies are donated to UNESCO’s World Poetry Day, created to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard in their communities.
About the author
Tim Lilburn was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. He has published eight books of poetry, including To the River, Kill-site, and Orphic Politics. His work has received the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry for Kill-site and the Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award (for To the River), among other prizes. Lilburn has produced two essay collections, both concerned with poetics, eros, and politics, Living in the World as if It Were Home and Going Home, and edited two other collections on poetics, Poetry and Knowing and Thinking and Singing: Poetry and the Practice of Philosophy. He was a participant in the 2008 Pamirs Poetry Journey. Lilburn teaches at the University of Victoria.
For a taste of the latest and best in the world of modern poetry, grab the 2011 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology . . . a smorgasbord of accessible, modern poetry.
Other titles by Tim Lilburn
Interiority and Climate Change
The House of Charlemagne
The Larger Conversation
Contemplation and Place
Desire Never Leaves
The Poetry of Tim Lilburn
Writing the Terrain
Travelling Through Alberta with the Poets