Established in 2000 by Scott Griffin, this Canadian initiative is designed to raise public awareness of the role of poetry in society's cultural life. Two prizes are awarded annually ($50,000 each), one to a living Canadian poet and one to a poet from any other country (which may include Canada).
|2001||Anne Carson||Men in the Off Hours ||Poetry|
|2003||Margaret Avison ||Concrete and Wild Carrot ||Poetry|
|2005||Roo Borson||Short Journey Upriver Toward Oishida ||Poetry|
|2006||Sylvia Legris||Nerve Squall||Poetry|