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

Prizewinners and commended

Read the judges’ comments
Listen to judge Olivia McCannon's introduction at the award event
About the judges
Polish Spotlight winners and commended

14-and-under prize

First: Ide Crawford, Cad Goddeu by Unknown (Middle Welsh)
Second: Jonathan Webb, The Cats by Charles Baudelaire (French)
Third: Ebrar Aygin, I am Listening to Istanbul by Orhan Veli (Turkish)

Commended

Jasper Gabriel Birkin, Trees by Toon Hermans (Dutch)
Hannah Kripa Jordan, Incomplete Victories by S. Varalakshmi (Tamil)
Iona Mandal, Amolkanti by Nirendranath Chakraborty (Bengali)

18-and-under prize

Winners

First: Shrinidhi Prakash, Extract from 'Notebook of a Return to My Native Land' by Aimé Césaire (French)
Second: Lulu Walsh, The Blue Horse by Sagawa Chika (Japanese)
Third: Anusha Gautam, Blind Man on a Spinning Chair by Bhupi Scherchan (Nepali)

Commended

Scarlett Stubbings, The Intruder's Work by Anjela Duval (Breton)
Joseph Harrison, The Reversal of the Tiber by Virgil (Latin)

Open prize

Winners

First: James Garza, Going Home by by Itō Shizuo (Japanese)
Second: Ollie Evans, nature – no thanks by Elfriede Gerstl (German)
Third: Francis Jones, Sea by Ivan V. Lalić (Serbian)

Commended

Alasdair Gordon, from Myris, Alexandria by C. P Cavafy (Greek)
Norbert Hirschhorn, The King by Fouad M. Fouad (Arabic)
Kevin Maynard, Five Poems from the Borderlands by Nai Xian (Classical Chinese)

Polish Spotlight 10-and-under prize

Winner

Roksana Tkaczyńska, In School by Maria Konopnicka

Commended

Jakub Śliwa, Poland by Antoni Słonimski
Harrison Nye, Fox by Jan Brzechwa

Polish Spotlight 14-and-under prize

Winner

Michaela Konkolewska-Grybė, Glasses by Julian Tuwim

Polish Spotlight 18-and-under prize

Winner

Zuzanna Osińska, 'I am too close for him to dream of me' by Wisława Szymborska

Commended

Alexander Norris My Last Sonnet by Cyprian Kamil Norwid
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