Established in 2000. "The purpose of The Griffin Trust is to raise public awareness of the crucial role poetry must play in society's cultural life...The Griffin Trustís support for poets, for poetry, and for the publishers of poetry will include two annual literary prizes worth $40,000 each. These prizes will be awarded annually for collections of poetry published in English during the preceding year. One prize will go to a living Canadian poet, the other to a living poet from any other country, which may include Canada. Qualified judges will be selected annually by the Trustees and the prizes will be awarded in the spring of each year."
website: Griffin Poetry Prize