Congratulations to the winners of the first-ever Poems in Translation Contest launched by Words Without Borders in partnership with the Academy of American Poets. The four winning translated poems were selected by the editors of Words Without Borders and contest judge Mónica de la Torre from more than 700 poems translated from 55 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 every Saturday throughout September, which is National Translation Month.
The winners are:
“An Apocryphal History of the Discovery of Migration" by Alba Cid, translated from Galician by Jacob Rogers
"Tomboy" by Claudia Masin, translated from Spanish by Robin Myers
"Roommate, Woman" by Lee Young-ju, translated from Korean by Jae Kim
"Cloth Birds" by Dorothy Tse, translated from Chinese by Natascha Bruce