Words Without Borders, the digital magazine for international literature and a content partner of the Academy of American Poets, has launched a new Poems in Translation Contest to spotlight some of the groundbreaking poets working around the world today and to celebrate the art of translating poetry.

The four winning translated 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 throughout September, which is National Translation Month. 

The winning poems will be selected by acclaimed poet, translator, and scholar Mónica de la Torre, along with the editors of Words Without Borders. The winning poets and translators will be awarded $150 each. Submissions will be accepted from May 28, 2019, through midnight June 28, 2019. For contest guidelines and to submit, please visit: https://bit.ly/2W7Au1X.