The Ratiu Foundation UK and the Poetry Society announce The Corneliu M Popescu Prize for European Poetry Translation 2007, sponsored by the Ratiu Foundation UK.
Judges: Anne Born & Francis Jones
Closing date: 31 May 2007
The prize is open to collections of poetry published between April 2005 and May 2007 which feature poetry translated from another European language into English.
Submissions should be sent to Translation Prize, The Poetry Society, 22 Betterton Street , London , WC2H 9BX . Three copies of each book should be sent. Proof copies will be accepted and the original language(s) of the poems should be specified.
For further information telephone 020 7420 9880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Poetry Society’s Corneliu M Popescu Prize for European Poetry Translation is named after Corneliu M Popescu, translator of the work of one of Romania ’s leading poets, Mihai Eminescu, into English. Popescu was tragically killed in the violent earthquake of 4 March 1977, aged 19.
The prize is awarded every other year. The winner of the 2005 competition was the volume ‘The Bridge’ (Puntea) by Marin Sorescu, translated from Romanian by Adam J Sorkin and Lidia Vianu, Bloodaxe Books 2005.
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