Created by businessman Scott Griffin, the annual prize awards $65,000 each to an international and Canadian poet.
An international judging panel — this year comprising Robert Bringhurst of Canada, Jo Shapcott of the U.K. and American C.D. Wright — typically reads hundreds of poetry collections submitted from around the world.
The two winners will be announced at a gala on June 5.
Past recipients have included Dionne Brand, Karen Solie and Ken Babstock.
Click here for a link to live CBC Books updates from the announcement.