This year's judges are Canadian poet Anne Carson, Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie and American poet Carl Phillips. The shortlists for the 2010 awards was announced today.
International Prize shortlist:
Grain by John Glenday (Picador)A Village Life by Louise Glück (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)The Sun-fish by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (The Gallery Press)Cold Spring in Winter by Valérie Rouzeau and translated by Susan Wicks (Arc Publications)
Canadian Prize shortlist:
The Certainty Dream by Kate Hall (Coach House Books)Coal and Roses by P.K. Page (The Porcupine's Quill)Pigeon by Karen Solie (House of Anansi Press)
The Griffin Poetry Prize also publishes an annual anthology of works by the nominated poets. All the proceeds go to UNESCO's World Poetry Day, which is another way the Griffin Trust works to promote poetry.
The Prize will be awarded on June 3, so check back here to find out who wins.