The judges of this year’s Popescu European Poetry Translation Prize, run biennially by The Poetry Society, have shortlisted six books by seven translators, listed below. It’s a fantastic collection of titles sure to shine a spotlight on poetry that will ‘transform your sense of what’s possible’.
The shortlisted translators, chosen by judges Olivia McCannon and Clare Pollard, are:
David Constantine and Tom Kuhn for Love Poems by Bertolt Brecht, pub. by Liveright [from German]
Iain Galbraith for Self-Portrait With A Swarm Of Bees by Jan Wagner, pub. by Arc Publications [from German]
Anne Stokes for Ice Roses – Selected Poems by Sarah Kirsch, pub. by Carcanet [from German]
Ellen Doré Watson for The Mystical Rose by Adélia Prado, pub. by Bloodaxe [from Portuguese]
Susan Wicks for Talking Vrous by Valérie Rouzeau, pub. by Arc Publications [from French]
Elzbieta Wojcik-Leese for Nothing More by Krystyna Miłobędzka pub. by Arc Publications [from Polish]
The winner of the prize will be announced at an awards ceremony on 23 November 2015.