Jun 08, 2018

By Andy Johnson

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A 23 year old from the Driftpile Cree Nation in Alberta is this year’s winner of the $65,000 Griffen Poetry Prize.

Billy-Ray Belcourt accepted the prize at a gala in Toronto last night and said he hopes his writing can help bring about a world that Indigenous people would want to live in.

Belcourt is the youngest winner in the prize’s history and was recognized for his work “This Wound is a World.”

American poet Susan Howe took home the $65,000 International Griffen for her work entitled “Debths.”

The Griffin is billed as the world’s largest prize for a first-edition, single collection of poetry, written in or translated into English.

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