02 June 2006

Poet Sylvia Legris Wins the $50,000 Griffin Prize!

Wonderful news! Saskatchewan poet Sylvia Legris has won the prestigious Griffin Prize, Canada's top award for poetry. Legris won for her third book, Nerve Squall. As the Griffin's web site explains, "The C$100,000 Griffin Poetry Prize, the richest prize in the world for a single volume of poetry, is divided between the two winners. The prize is for first edition books of poetry, including translations, published in English in 2005, and submitted from anywhere in the world." Here's a review of Nerve Squall.

The international award went to Kamau Braithwaite.

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