Well, April is waning and so we must say goodbye to Poetry Month for another year, and goodbye to our Poetry Challenge. I for one had fun reading the poetry that I did, and am really glad we got around to doing this.
As the month wraps up, it seems like a good time to highlight the nominees for the Griffin Poetry Prize. A Canadian Prize that honours both Canadian and International poets with an annual $100 000 prize.
Rising, Falling, Hovering by US poet C. D. Wright;
This year’s Canadian nominees are:
The Sentinel by A. F. Moritz.
More information on the prize and the nominees – included excerpted poems – can be found at the Griffin Prize website.
And finally, HRM announced over the weekend that Halifax poet spoken word artist, children’s book author and journalist Shauntay Grant will serve as the city’s next Poet Laureate. Congratuations, Shauntay!