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In Praise of Defeat Shortlisted for the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize

Abdellatif Laâbi’s In Praise of Defeat, translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith, has been shortlisted for the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize! The judges call this volume of Laâbi’s work “a landmark,” commending him as “one of the major poets of our time, one who has lived through great and catastrophic events and responded to them with a passionate intelligent humanity” and singling out the “epic labour of love” that is Donald Nicholson-Smith’s translation.

To learn more about the Griffin Poetry Prize, and for a full list of shortlisted titles, click here.

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