The UK Poetry Society has announced their shortlist for the 2011 Popescu Prize for Poetry Translation, six titles decided on by judges Sasha Dugdale and Jane Draycott. An interesting mix of less familiar languages - Romanian, Swedish, Turkish and two titles translated from Dutch!
The Popescu Prize is awarded by the Poetry Society in collaboration with the Ratiu Foundation every two years for the best volume of poetry translated into English from a European language.
'Why translate ?' - It's an old piece ("first published in *Books from Finland* 1/1982") but now available online -- and always an interesting question: translator Herb...
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