• Books by any translator who meets one of the below criteria on the date of the application deadline, in any given year, are eligible:
  • U.S. Citizen
  • resident of the United States for a ten-year period prior to the submission deadline, or
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Legal Permanent Status (LPS), or any subsequent categories designated by the U.S. authorities as conferring similar enhanced status upon non-citizens living in the United States.
Please note: By law the Academy of American Poets must report cash prizes awarded to individuals to the Internal Revenue Service. If individuals have a Social Security Number (SSN) or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), the individual will receive a 1099. If the individual does not have an SSN or ITIN, the individual will receive a 1042 and could be subject to a withholding of a percentage of the cash prize.
  • The Raiziss/de Palchi Book Prize is given for the translation into English of a significant work of modern, standard (non-dialect) Italian poetry.
  • Only books published in the United States are eligible for the prize.
  • Publishers may submit books published in any year, but only books by living translators are eligible.
  • Books must be published in a standard edition (48 pages or more).
  • Self-published books are not eligible.
  • Publishers may submit as many titles as they wish.
  • The decisions of the Academy of American Poets as to eligibility are final. Books will not be returned.
  • The Academy of American Poets reserves the right not to award the book prize in any given year.
  • The winner will be announced on September 2022.

For more information, please contact: [email protected].