The Lista Rock and Hard Place

by eatonhamilton

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You’d have to have lived under a rock not to have noticed the article on Canadaland by Canada’s Michael Lista. The poet, reviewer and editor takes a hard look at Scott Griffin’s empire in his article “The Shock Absorber, The Griffin Poetry Prize’s Ties to a Saudi Arms Deal,” about where the endowment fund for the Griffin came from.

What is a poet to do with the information? Not submit one’s books? Decline the award if it’s offered?

What of the country’s other prizes?

Or our own RRSPs/investments?

Perhaps it’s stirred up just a teeny, tiny bit of reaction.

The Shock Absorber