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PEN Award for Poetry in Translation


  [PEN American Center]

588 Broadway, Suite 303

New York NY 10012





The $3,000 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation is conferred every year in New York. The award recognizes book-length translations of poetry from any language into English published during the current calendar year, and is judged by a single translator of poetry appointed by the PEN Translation Committee. The award was made possible originally by a bequest from the late translator and PEN member Rae Dalven, and has received current support from The Kaplen Foundation.


  • Submission Instructions/Form

  • Cost to Enter: $50 (Submission fees may be waived for publishers whose annual net sales are less than $4 million)

  • Submission Deadline: Aug 15, 2017

PEN Award for Poetry in Translation is listed in the following categories:

  • Poetry
  • Non-English/Translations

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