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The Stephen Spender Prize 2014 for poetry in translation
in association with the Guardian

Prizewinners and commended


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About the judges

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Read the winning entries from previous years

14-and-under prize


Alexia Sloane, I Have Read that Poets in China Jean Dominique (French)


Kirsty Gaston, If You Forget Me by Pablo Neruda (Spanish)
Weronika Lewandowska, Museum by Wisława Szymborska (Polish)
Krishnan Mulholland, Continuous Work by Raymond Queneau (French)

18-and-under prize


First: Sam Norman, Andromache from Book 22 of the Iliad by Homer (Ancient Greek)
Second: Joshua James, Against a Wen (Anon) (Anglo-Saxon)
Joint third: Rosemary Brook-Hart, Age Hangs on You by Pierre de Ronsard (French)
Joint third: Esther Sorooshian, The Frog by Francis Ponge (French)


Joshua James, Against a Swarm of Bees (Anon) (Anglo-Saxon)
Victoria McBride, Notebook of a Return to My Native Land by Aimé Césaire (French)
Henner Petin, A Rose for My Mainstay by Hilde Domin (German)
Anna Tindall, Hymn to the Bankers by Erich Kästner (German)

Open prize


First: Iain Galbraith, Quince Jelly by Jan Wagner (German)
Second: Gwyneth Lewis, The Wind by Dafydd ap Gwilym (Welsh)
Third: Robert Hull, Epigrams 3.44 by Martial (Latin)


Ian Crockatt, The Bowl of Roses by Rainer Maria Rilke (German)
Iain Galbraith, Histories by Jan Wagner (German)
Iain Galbraith, The Motionless Bursting of Apples by Peter Waterhouse (German)
Gillian Harris, Poem with Simultaneous Translation by Susana Thénon (Spanish)
Olivia McCannon, February Bike Ride by Guy Goffette (French)
Hans-Christian Oeser, Where I Was Born by Michael Krüger (German)