Congrats to Don McKay for being shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize, Canada's most generous poetry award. The awards go to one Canadian and one international poet who writes in the English language. Each winner receives a whopping CAD$50,000.
From the CBC:
Canadian poetry veteran Don McKay and Frederick Seidel, one of the founding editors of iconic literary magazine The Paris Review, are among the seven shortlisted poets vying for the 2007 Griffin Poetry Prize.
McKay, a two-time Governor General's Literary Award winner, logged his third Griffin nomination at the shortlist announcement in Toronto Tuesday for one of the world's most lucrative poetry honours.