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*~SPD POET EVE JOSEPH WINS THE 2019 GRIFFIN POETRY PRIZE!!~*

SPD is thrilled to announce that SPD author Eve Joseph has been awarded the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize for her collection, Quarrels (Anvil Press, 2018) and will receive C$65,000 in prize money.

 The Griffin Poetry Prize was founded in 2000 to serve and encourage excellence in poetry. The prize is for first edition books of poetry written in, or translated into, English and submitted from anywhere in the world.

Quarrels
(Anvil Press, 2018)
By Eve Joseph

"The poems in this collection reach for something other than truth, the marvelous. Leaves fall out of coat sleeves, Gandhi swims in Burrard Inlet. The poems are like empty coats from which the inhabitants have recently escaped, leaving behind images as clues to their identity. There are leaps between logics within the poems, and it is in these illogical spaces where everything comes together, like the uplift of the conductor's hand to begin a piece of music where, as Arvo Part put it, the potential of the whole exists."

 

Congratulations also to SPD translator/authors Don Mee Choi and Kim Hyesoon, winners for Autobiography of Death!

 
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