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The Times Stephen Spender Prize 2012
for poetry in translation

Translate a poem from any language, classical or modern, into English
How to enter and conditions of entry
• Cash prizes
• Selected winning entries published in The Times
• All winning entries published in a booklet
• Closing date Friday 1 June 2012
Download the 2012 poster
To obtain a free booklet containing the 2011 winning translations and commentaries, please email
The judges of the 2012 competition are:
Susan Bassnett Edith Hall Patrick McGuinness George Szirtes


Read the winning entries from previous years by clicking on a booklet


With grateful thanks to Old Possum’s Practical Trust
and the Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation,
sponsors of the 2012 Times Stephen Spender Prize