Alan Shapiro Shortlisted for Griffin Poetry Prize

Night of the Republic, by poet and faculty member Alan Shapiro, is one of four international poetry collections shortlisted for the $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize, the world’s largest prize for a single collection of poetry written in or translated into English.  The winner will be announced in Toronto on June 13th.


Faculty member Heather McHugh, along with Nikolai Popov, won the Griffin Prize in 2001 as the translators for Glottal Stop: 101 Poems by Paul Celan (2004, Wesleyan). For more information visit




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