PEN Award for Poetry in Translation
The PEN Award for Poetry in Translation is given by PEN America (formerly PEN American Center) to honor a poetry translation published in the preceding year. The award should not be confused with the PEN Translation Prize. The award is one of many PEN awards sponsored by International PEN in over 145 PEN centers around the world. The PEN American Center awards have been characterized as being among the "major" American literary prizes. The award was called one of "the most prominent translation awards."
The $3,000 award is given to a book-length translation of poetry into English published in the United States the previous year. Up to two translators may work on the book. Translators may be of any nationality.
|Year awarded||Translator||Book and author||Publisher and year|
|2017||Simon Armitage||Pearl: A New Verse Translation by the Pearl Poet||Liveright/W.W. Norton & Company, 2016|
|2016||Sawako Nakayasu||The Collected Poems of Chika Sagawa by Chika Sagawa||Canarium Books|
|2015||Eliza Griswold||I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|2014||Karen Emmerich & Edmund Keeley||Diaries of Exile by Yannis Ritsos||Archipelago|
|2013||Molly Weigel||The Shock of the Lenders and Other Poems by Jorge Santiago Perednik||Action Books|
|2012||Jen Hofer||Negro Marfil/Ivory Black by Myriam Moscona||Les Figues Press|
|2011||Khaled Mattawa||Adonis: Selected Poems by Adonis (born Ali Ahmad Said Esber)||Yale University Press, 2010|
|2010||Anne Carson||An Oresteia: Agamemnon by Aiskhylos; Elektra by Sophokles; Orestes by Euripides||Faber & Faber, 2009|
|2009||Marilyn Hacker||King of a Hundred Horsemen by Marie Étienne||Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008|
|2008||Rosmarie Waldrop||Lingos I - XI by Ulf Stolterfoht||Burning Deck Press, 2006|
|2007||David Hinton||The Selected Poems of Wang Wei by Wang Wei (17th-century poet)||New Directions, 2006|
|2006||Wilson Baldridge||Recumbents by Michel Deguy||Wesleyan, 2005|
|2005||Pierre Joris||Lightduress by Paul Celan||Green Integer, 2004|
|2004||Peter Cole||J'Accuse by Aharon Shabtai||New Directions, 2003|
|2003||Khaled Mattawa||Without an Alphabet, Without a Face: Selected Poems of Saadi Youssef by Saadi Youssef||Graywolf Press, 2002|
|2002||Anne Twitty||Islandia by Maria Negroni||Station Hill, 2001|
|2001||Chana Bloch and Chana Kronfeld||Open Closed Open by Yehuda Amichai||Harcourt, 2000|
|2000||James Brasfield||The Selected Poems of Oleh Lysheha by Oleh Lysheha||Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, 1999|
|1999||Richard Zenith||Fernando Pessoa & Co.: Selected Poems by Fernando Pessoa||Grove/Atlantic, 1998|
|1998||Eamon Grennan||Selected Poems by Giacomo Leopardi||Princeton University Press, 1997|
|1997||Edward Snow||Uncollected Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke||Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1996|
|1996||Guy Davenport||7 Greeks by various poets||New Directions, 1995|
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