The 2009 Canadian and international shortlists for the Griffin Poetry Prize were announced on Tuesday, April 7 by Scott Griffin, founder of The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry and David Young, trustee. We're thrilled to report that Jeramy Dodds's Crabwise to the Hounds was selected with the following citation from the judges:
On Wednesday, April 29, unBIRDen your schedule and head into the dog days of spring with Coach House Books as we unleash a menagerie of otter-ly great new fiction and poetry titles out of the literary barnyard!
Since our founding in 1965, Coach House has been committed to printing and publishing innovative poetry of the highest quality. With that mandate in mind, we want to make sure we're doing all that we can to share our poets' work with you!
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council of the Arts, the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund, the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Media Development Corporation for our publishing activities.