The 2016 Stephen Spender Prize for poetry in translation, run by the Stephen Spender Trust (http://www NULL.stephen-spender NULL.org/index NULL.html) in association with the Guardian newspaper, is now open for entries from UK or Irish residents. There are three categories: open (adults over the age of 18), 14-18 under-14s. Applicants are requested to send a translation no more than 60 lines long, as well as the original poem and a commentary of no more than 300 words. Previous winners have included Iain Galbraith for his translation of the German poet Jan Wagner and Karen Leeder for her translations of Durs Grünbein. This year’s judges are the writer and critic Katie Gramich and the poets Sean O’Brien and Stephen Romer. Entries must be submitted by 27 May 2016. More details on how to enter are available here (http://www NULL.stephen-spender NULL.org/2016_prize/how_to_enter_2016 NULL.html).

 

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