Griffin Poetry Prize: Margaret Avison

Enjambment is a poetic device whereby a sentence or clause continues beyond a line break. You don’t have the full meaning of a line in a poem using enjambment when you reach the end of the line – you must continue to the next and possibly multiple lines. The effect of enjambment can range from entrancing to downright suspenseful, depending how it’s used. Margaret Avison uses it gently but intriguingly in “Present From Ted.” (www.griffi

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