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Muldoon book selected for poetry prize shortlist

"Moy Sand and Gravel," the latest collection of poetry by Princeton's Paul Muldoon , has been selected for inclusion on the Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist for 2003. The Toronto-based Griffin is the most lucrative poetry prize in the world for a single volume of poetry, and is awarded annually for the two best books of poetry published in English the previous year anywhere in the world.

The book by Muldoon, the Howard Clark '21 University Professor in the Humanities, is included among the four international shortlisted nominees. There also are three Canadian shortlisted nominees. The winners in each category will receive $40,000 (Canadian).

The shortlisted poets will give a reading in Toronto at a Harbourfront Reading Series special event on June 11. The winners will be announced at a ceremony the following day. A selection of poems from the 2003 shortlisted books will be included in the Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology.

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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