The Academy of American Poets and Words Without Borders are pleased to announce the following winners of the 2021 Poems in Translation Contest, whose two winning translated poems were selected by the editors of Words Without Borders and contest judge Airea D. Matthews from more than 600 poems translated from 61 languages. The winning poets and translators will be awarded $150 each and their winning poems will be co-published in Poem-a-Day, the popular daily poetry series produced by the Academy of American Poets, and on Words Without Borders on September 25, which is during National Translation Month, and the first Saturday of October. 

The two winners are: 

  1. “0” by Lauri García Dueñas, translated from Spanish by Olivia Lott (to be published in Poem-a-Day on September 25) 
  2. “Afroinsularity” by Conceição Lima, translated from Portuguese by David Shook (to be published in Poem-a-Day on October 2) 

Read the full press release.