The Corneliu M Popescu Prize for Poetry in Translation 
Submissions 2011 

The Poetry Society was pleased to receive over seventy submissions for the 2011 prize, representing poetry translated from twenty-five European languages. Once the judges announced the shortlist, members of the Virtual Book Group read and reviewed these in advance of the announcement of the winner.

Bulgarian

My Life in Squares (Smokestack Books) 
Poet: Kristin Dmitrova 
Translators: Kristin Dmitrova, Vladimir Trendafilov 

The Seventh Gesture (Shearsman Books Ltd.)
Poet: Tsvetanka Elenkova 
Translator: Jonathan Dunne 

Catalan

Edward Hopper (Carcanet)
Poet: Ernest Farres 
Translator: Lawrence Venuti

Croatian 

Blue Stone (Naklada Stih)
Poet: Ivan Brcic 
Translator: Slobodan Drenovac

Czech

The Swing in the Middle of Chaos (Bloodaxe Books)
Poet: Sylva Fischerova 
Translator: Sylva Fischerova and Stuart Friebert 

Danish

Tarlovsky's Horses and other poems (Bloodaxe Books)
Poet: Pia Tafdrup 
Translator: David McDuff 

Treading the Dance (Hovedland)
Poet: Unknown 
Translator: David Broadbridge 

Dutch

Heavenly Life: Selected Poems (Banipal Books) 
Poet: Ramsey Nasr 
Translator: David Colmer

Raptors (Carcanet)
Poet: Toon Tellegen 
Translator: Judith Wilkinson 

Estonian

The Scent of Your Shadow (Arc Publications)
Poet: Kristiina Ehin 
Translator: Ilmar Lehtpere 

Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books)
Poet: Jaan Kaplinski 
Translator: Jaan Kaplinski

The Final Going of Snow (Modern Poetry in Translation) 
Poet: Kristiina Ehin 
Translator: Ilmar Lehtpere 
 

French

Common Cause (Smokestack Books)
Poet: Francis Combes 
Translator: Alan Dent 

The Art of Struggle (Herla, an Alma Books imprint)
Poet: Michel Houellebecq 
Translator: Delphine Grass and Timothy Matthews 

Into the deep: Seven modern French poets (Anvil Press) 
Poet: Jean Follain et al 
Translator: Jennie Feldman and Stephen Romer 

Jean Follain: 130 Poems (Anvil Press) 
Poet: Jean Follain 
Translator: Christopher Middleton 

Poems Under Saturn (Princeton University Press)
Poet: Paul Verlaine 
Translator: Karl Kirchwey 

Paris Spleen (Oneworld Classics)
Poet: Charles Baudelaire 
Translator: Martin Sorrell 

Apollinaire (Perdika Press)
Poet: Apollinaire 
Translator: Jacqui Rowe 

The Bestiary, or Procession of Orpheus (The Johns Hopkins University Press)
Poet: Guillame Apollinaire 
Translator: X. J . Kennedy

Galician

I am not from here (Shearsman Books Ltd.)
Poet: Maria do Cebreiro 
Translator: Helena Miguelez-Carballeira 

Collected Poems (Small Stations Press)
Poet: Lois Pereiro 
Translator: Jonathan Dunne 

German

In Exile (Highgate Poets)
Poet: Hilde Domin, Mascha Kaleko, Hans Sahl 
Translator: Ruth Ingram 

Heartbeat (Coisceim)
Poet: Walter Helmut Fritz 
Translator: Hans-Christian Oeser 

Berlin Fresco (Shearsman Books Ltd.)
Poet: Norbert Hummelt 
Translator: Catherine Hales 

Angina Days: Selected Poems (Princeton University Press)
Poet: Gunter Eich 
TransMicheal Hofmann 

Greek

The Known - Selected Poems (1981-2000) (Ypsilon / Books)
Poet: Nikos Fokas 
Translator: Don Schofield

Hungarian

Christmas in Auschwitz (Smokestack Books)
Poet: Andas Mezei 
Translator: Thomas Orszag-Land

Italian

An Anthology of Modern Italian Poetry (MLA, New York)
Poet: 38 poets
Translator: Ned Condini 

The Selected Poetry of Guido Cavalcanti (Troubadour Press)
Poet: Guido Cavalcanti 
Translator: Simon West 

Other Signs, Other Circles (Chelsea Editions, New York) 
Poet: Annamaria Ferramosca 
Translators: Anamaria Crowe Serrano and Riccardo Duranti 

The Complete Poems: The 1554 Edition of the "Rime" (The University of Chicago Press)
Poet: Gaspara Sampa 
Translator: Jane Tylus 

Selected Philosopical Poems of Tammaso Campanella (The University of Chicago Press)
Poet: Tommaso Campanella 
Translator: Sherry Rush 

Canti (Penguin Classics)
Poet: Giacomo Leopardi 
Translator: Jonathan Galassi 

Complete Poems (Oneworld Classics)
Poet: Guido Cavalcanti 
Translator: Anthony Mortimer 

The Divine Comedy - Purgatory (Oneworld Classics)
Poet: Dante Alighieri 
Translator: J.G.Nichols 

A Choice of Uppercuts (Guernica Editions)
Poet: Oliver Scharf 
Translator: Marco Sonzogni 

Latin

Springing From Catullus (Flambard)
Poet: Catullus 
Translator: Christopher Pilling 

Virgil's Georgics: A Poem of the Land (Penguin Classics)
Poet: Virgil 
Translator: Kimberly Johnson 

Milton's Latin Poems (The Johns Hopkins University Press)
Poet: John Milton 
Translator: David R. Slavitt 

The Latin Eclogues (The Johns Hopkins University Press)
Poet: Giovanni Boccaccio 
Translator: David R. Slavitt 

Latvian

Then Touch Me Here (Guernica Editions)
Poet: Edvins Raups 
Translator: Margita Gailitis 

Macedonian

Remnants of Another Age (Boa Edititions)
Poet: Nikola Madzirov 
Translators: Peggy and Graham Reid / Magdelena Horvat and Adam Reed 

Norwegian

Outside the Institution. Selected Poems. (Shearsman Books Ltd.)
Poet: Lars Amund Vaage 
Translator: Hanne Bramness & Frances Presley 

Romanian

The Book of War and Others (Editura Stef)
Poet: Stefan Bastovoi and Alexandru Musina 
Translator: Rosu Mihaela 

No Way Out of Hadesburg and other poems (University of Plymouth Press)
Poet: Ioan Es. Pop 
Translator: Adam J Sorkin and Lidia Vianu 

Lines Poems Poetry (University of Plymouth Press)
Poet: Mircea Ivanescu 
Translator: Adam J Sorkin and Lidia Vianu 

Sloping Sky (Fundita Culturala Antares)
Poet: George Lixandru 
Translator: Petru Iamandi 

47 Poems by Mihail Eminescu (Editura Arhiepiscopiei Agessuliu si Muscelului)
Poet: Mihai Eminescu 
Translator: James Moulder 

Ulysses and the Game of Chess (Charmides)
Poets: Ofelia Prodan 
Translator: Florin Bican 

Russian

Flags (Shearsman Books Ltd.)
Poet: Boris Poplavsky 
Translators: Belinda Cooke and Richard McKane 

Serbian

Dark Things (Boa Edititions)
Poet: Novica Todic 
Translator: Charles Simic 

Oranges and Snow: Selected Poems of Dilan Djordjevic (Princeton University Press)
Poet: Milan Djordjevic 
Translator: Charles Simic

Serbo-Croat 

Stone Sleeper (Anvil Press)
Poet: Mak Dizdar 
Translator: Francis R. Jones 

Slovenian

The Book of Things (Boa Edititions)
Poet: Ales Steger 
Translator: Brian Henry 

Spanish

Love Poems by Pedro Salinas: My Voice Because of You and Letter Poems to Katherine (The University of Chicago Press)
Poet: Pedro Salinas 
Translator: Willis Barnstone Spanish 

Selected Poetry of Francisco de Queuedo (The University of Chicago Press)
Poet: Francisco de Queuedo 
Translator: Christopher Johnson 

Selected Poems of Garcilasco de la Vega (The University of Chicago Press)
Poet: Garcilasco de la Vega 
Translator: John Dent-Young 

Ficticia (Shearsman Books Ltd.)
Poet: Maria Baranda 
Translator: Jshua Edwards 

Did you hear about the fighting cat? (Shearsman Books Ltd.)
Poet: Omar Perez 
Translator: Kristin Dykstra 

Anima (Shearsman Books Ltd.)
Poet: Jose Kozer 
Translator: Peter Boyle 

The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books)
Poet: Pablo Neruda 
Translators: Mark Eisner, John Felsteiner, Forrest Gander, Robert Hass, Jack Hirschman, Stephen Kessler, Stephen Mitchell, Alastair Reid 

Night Watch (Waterloo Press)
Poet: Ana Becciu 
Translator: Cecilia Rossi 

Men and Women Alone (Waterloo Press)
Poet: Tamara Kamenszain 
Translator: Cecilia Rossi 

Selected Poems (of Alejandra Pizarnik) (Waterloo Press) 
Poet: Alejandra Pizarnik 
Translator: Cecilia Rossi 

Enemies Outside (Waterloo Press)
Poet: Mori Ponsowy 
Translator: Mori Ponsowy & Naomi Foyle 

Of Purest Blue (Get A Grip publishers Ltd.)
Poet: Francisco Brines 
Translator: Steve Cranfield & Claudio Tedesco 

The Romantic Dogs (Picador) 
Poet: Roberto Bolano 
Translator: Laura Healy 

Sweedish

Chickweed Winterson: Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books)
Poet: Harry Martinson 
Translator: Robin Fulton 

Turkish

Contemporary Turkish Women Poets (The Conservation Paperpress)
Poet: Various 
Translator: George Messo 

The Book of Things (Salt Publishing)
Poet: Ilhan Berk 
Translator: George Messo 

Book of the Edge (Boa Edititions)
Poet: Ece Temelkuran 
Translator: Deniz Perin 

Ikinci Yeni. The Turkist Avant-Garde (Shearsman Books Ltd.)
Poet: Ece Ayhan, Ilhan Berk, Edip Cansever, Cemal Sureya & Turgut Uyar 
Translator: George Messo


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