The Shortlist for The Corneliu M Popescu Award for Poetry in Translation 2009

The covers of the Popescu shortlist

Selected Poems, by CP Cavafy, translated by Avi Sharon. Greek / Greece. Penguin Classics.

Madwomen by Gabriela Mistral, translated by Randall Couch. Spanish / Chile.University of Chicago Press.

Rime, by Dante Alighieri, translated by JG Nichols and Anthony Mortimer. Italian / Italy. One World Classics.

Birdsong on the Seabed, by Elena Shvarts, translated by Sasha Dugdale. Russian / Russia.Bloodaxe.

 Against Heaven, by Dulce Maria Loynaz, translated by James O’Connor. Spanish / Cuba. Carcanet.

Poems, by Oktay Rifat, translated by Ruth Christie and Richard McKane. Turkish / Turkey. Anvil.

Unfinished Ode to Mud, by Francis Ponge, translated by Beverley Bie Brahic. French / France. CB Editions.

Courts of Air and Earth, various, translated by Trevor Joyce. Middle and Early-Modern Irish / Ireland. Shearsman Books.


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