Monthly Archives: June 2011

Dionne Brand

Dionne Brand won the Griffin Poetry Prize last night for Ossuaries. The judges said:

“Working with a novel-length narrative about the life of an activist named Yasmine, who lives an underground existence on various continents, she has constructed a long poem […] Brand’s innovation on Ossuaries calls forth an entirely new sort of reading. The book is a triumph.”

Dionne Brand is also Toronto’s Poet Laureate.