poetry

Sunday Submissions: 2018 Stephen Spender Prize for Poetry in Translation Open Now

The winners of the “open” category will receive £1,000 (first), £750 (second) and £500 (third), while the winners of the 18-and-under category will receive £250 (first), £150 (second) and £100 (third). There will be one prize (£100) awarded in the 14-and-under category.

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A Sudanese Celebration of Sarah Maguire (1957-2017), Founder of the Poetry Translation Centre in London

“Sarah’s commitment to translation of poets from southern nations began when she was sent by the British Council in 1996 to Palestine.  Through engagement with poets around the world, she developed the determination to fight the notion of ‘otherness’.  Sarah chaired the workshops in the same inclusive spirit, and taught me much, and not only about translation.”

On Mahmoud Darwish’s Birthday, 13 Poems

“It is not enough to love, for that is one of nature’s magical acts, like rainfall and thunder. It takes you out of yourself into the other’s orbit and then you have to fend for yourself. It is not enough to love, you have to know how to love. Do you know how?”