Two Translation Awards from the Academy of American Poets

The New York-based Academy of American Poets – which provides one-stop-shopping for everything poetry: readings, festivals, prizes as well as on-line poems, essays and interviews via their website – has just announced two translation prizes for 2011:

The Raiziss/de Palchi Fellowship for the translation of modern Italian poetry is awarded every other year to an American translator for a work-in-progress. It comes with an award of $25,000 and a six-week residency at the American Academy in Rome. This year’s judges will be Thomas Harrison, Jane Tylus and Paolo Valesio.

The Harold Morton Landon Translation Award, given for a book of translated poetry published during the previous year, comes with a $1000 award. This year’s judge will be David Hinton.

Postmark deadline for both awards is Jan. 31, 2011.

If you’re competing this year, good luck!

Oh, and I’ll leave you with a fun fact about the Academy of American Poets: Their website was originally designed by my friend Bruno.

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