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The Stephen Spender Prize 2019 for poetry in translation
in association with the Guardian

Polish Spotlight 10-and-under category, commended

Read the judges’ comments
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Jakub Śliwa


Poland translation

Translated from the Polish by Jakub Śliwa


Poland translation

Antoni Słonimski


Translation commentary

I chose this poem because it is about my country (Poland). What I enjoyed about translating this poem was that I learnt more about Poland. What I found challenging was learning some of the new words that I didn't know.

Jakub Śliwa