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Words Without Borders Poems in Translation Contest submission deadline

June 1

Words Without Borders is pleased to announce the 2020 Poems in Translation Contest to spotlight some of the groundbreaking poets working around the world today and to celebrate the art of translating poetry.

The contest is open to contemporary international poetry translated from other languages into English. Four winning translated poems will be co-published on Words Without Borders, the digital magazine for international literature, and in Poem-a-Day, the popular daily poetry series produced by the Academy of American Poets, throughout September, which is National Translation Month.

The winning poems will be selected by acclaimed poet David Tomas Martinez, along with the editors of Words Without Borders.

The winning poets and translators will be awarded $150 each. (In the case of multiple translators, the translator award shall be split evenly.)

Learn more here.