Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan and Canadian poet David McFadden win 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize

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Thursday night at Corus Quay, along Toronto’s waterfront, the winners of the 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize were announced during the annual awards ceremony.

Canadian poet David McFadden won for “What’s The Score?” and Palestinian Ghassan Zaqtan won the International Prize for his “Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me.”

The winners of the Griffin Prize, founded in 2000 by businessman Scott Griffin, each were awarded $65,000. The prize is for first edition books of poetry and are submitted globally.

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