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The Times Stephen Spender Prize 2013
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 24 May 2013
Download the 2013 poster
To obtain a free booklet containing the 2012 winning translations and commentaries, please email (UK residents only)

The judges of the 2013 competition are:
Susan Bassnett Edith Hall Patrick McGuinness George Szirtes


You say: This is a marvellous poem, and then think: Ah, it has an original that resembles it this way and that… Read George Szirtes' essay on assessing poetry in translation
Inspired by the prize, Stephen Walsh at Christ's Hospital school in Sussex instigated a school-wide poetry translation project. More…

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




Email to request a hard copy of any booklet (UK addresses only)

With grateful thanks to the Old Possum's Practical Trust, sponsor of the 2013 Times Stephen Spender Prize