Saturday, 19 November 2011

Modern Poetry in Translation competition

The first Modern Poetry in Translation Poetry Translation Competition has just been announced and looks like lots of fun.

Translate any poem on the subject of FREEDOM into English verse. The poem may be in any language, from any age, and in translation should not exceed twenty lines. The original text should be submitted with your translation.

First prize: £200
Second prize: £75

Three runners-up: one year’s free subscription to MPT. All winners and runners-up will have their poems published in the Spring 2012 issue of MPT ‘Parnassus’.

Entries (£4 per poem / £3 for subscribers) by 1 January 2012, may be submitted via our website, on payment of the entry fee. Alternatively hard copy of the original poem and translation, and cheque or money order, made payable to MPT, should be sent to MPT Poetry Translation Competition, Queen’s College Oxford, OX1 4AW,UK.


David Constantine
Helen Constantine
Sasha Dugdale

For full rules and an online entry form see the MPT website.

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