Two of three Griffin Poetry Prize short-listed poets are graduates of the Guelph Creative Writing MFA, Liz Howard and Soraya Peerbaye. Liz Howard is nominated for Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent (McClelland and Stewart), and Soraya Peerbaye is nominated for Tell: poems for a girlhood (Pedlar Press).
The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.