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Revisiting PRISM’s 50th Anniversary Issue

PRISM 50th Anniversary Issue CoverLast month—in preparation for PRISM’s participation at the Griffin Vancouver event—I pulled out PRISM’s 50th Anniversary Issue.

The nominees for the 2012 Griffin Poetry Prize had been announced and PRISM had been asked to attend the Vancouver celebration, which would include a live stream of the Toronto award ceremony.

We were thrilled to find that our 50th Anniversary Issue not only featured Seamus Heaney, who was to receive the Griffin Trust for Excellence In Poetry Lifetime Recognition Award, but also two nominees for the Canadian award. Jan Zwicky was shortlisted for Forge and Ken Babstock for Methodist Hatchet. Continue reading Revisiting PRISM’s 50th Anniversary Issue