The world’s most lucrative poetry horse race kicks off this week and the speculation is hot and heavy. It’s always a mug’s game to speculate on these things, but if I had to guess, I’d also say it’ll be Solie and GlĂĽck (or Glenday).
- First off: the prize is now old enough to get a paper route (which might help pay for some of that redoubled generosity of a $200G prize)
- Poet Paul Vermeersch rounds up the nominees at the Globe with a positively heartwarming love letter
- Poet Jacob Mooney analyzes the demographic breakdowns of Griffins past
- Poet Chris Banks wonders if and why the Griffin is better than the Governor General’s Award