Toronto Star's Vit Wagner wrote the following story on the
Griffin Poetry Prize finalists and the subsequent winners. (Click the image to zoom into the text.)
The grandest win should go to American poet Gjertrud Schnackenberg who bested Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney. It's a tough name to remember, but if you got it, you will not forget it.
Except for John Steffler and Seamus Heaney, these poets have scarcely caught the attention of readers. So, poets don't get read anymore. Pity. Prizes like
Griffin Poetry Prize might help.