Babstock didn't win the Griffin. I guess they figured it would look pretty bad to make McKay bridesmaid thrice over. Babstock's book is better than McKay's, but these awards so often seem to recognize things outside the covers of the actual book. But then, I have serious reservations about McKay's poetry, which seems to be a minority view. I'll simply note that most people who've taken the trouble to disagree with me know the guy personally, which I don't.