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Griffin Prize winner at poetry reading June 16
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COBOURG -The Cobourg Poetry Workshop's Third Thursday Readings resume on June 16 with another poetic coup -the 2010 Griffin Poetry Prize winner, Karen Solie, headlining an anticipated evening of fine poetry at Meet At 66 King East.Solie has completed what could be called the Triple Crown of Canadian poetry, also winning the 2010 Trillium Book Award for Poetry as well as the 2010 Pat Lowther Memorial Award, all for her latest book, Pigeon. The Griffin is the world's largest prize for a single collection of poetry in English, with one award of $65,000 for a Canadian book of poetry and a similar award for an international poet.
Solie came to prominence in 2002 as a finalist for that year's Griffin Prize for her collection, Short Haul Engine, which went on to win the 2002 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Livesay, one of Canada's premier early poets, first published in 1928, went on to win two Governor General's Awards for Poetry in 1944 and 1947. The award in her name was established in 1986.
Joining Solie at the Thursday reading will be Cobourg writer Linda Hutsell-Manning, recently celebrating publication of her latest novel, and David Sheffield, who will be making his reading debut.
Doors open at 7 p.m. with the readings commencing half an hour later. Admission is free. Go to www.poetrycobourg.cafor further details.
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