Thursday 5 June 2008

Congratulations to John Ashbery and Robin Blaser

Well, David McFadden didn't take home the Griffin Prize last night, but it was a wonderful night for poetry nonetheless. John Ashbery (pictured left) won in the international category and Robin Blaser (right) won the Canadian half of the prize. Both men are passionate poets with the most serious commitment to their art, and I am very pleased for both of them. Scott Griffin (centre) has done it again.

Here are some news stories covering the big night (some links won't last):

Griffin Trust Press Release
Globe and Mail
National Post

Quillblog photos

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