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and the winner of the 11th annual Barnstone Translation Prize is…

April 11, 2013

And the winner of the 2012 Willis Barnstone Translation Prize is…. There are actually two winners, and I am not one of them.

Again, as I did for last year’s contest, I entered three translated poems. My favorite entry reached the maximum 200 line limit and is entitled, “An English translation – The Hebrew of Isaiah Rendered by the Septuagint Translator as Greek Rhetorical Poetry.”

What just came to me in the mail is this announcement of the winners, and congratulations go to Philip White and to Ned Balbo:


As soon as we learn of how we might find and post the winning entries, we’ll update this post to share them here.

And as we promised last year this time, if you entered translated poems in this most recent contest and want to share your poem, then we’d be honored if you’d link to it or even post it here.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 12, 2013 12:03 am

    Will you share your entry (or entries)?

  2. April 12, 2013 10:45 am

    Thank you very much for asking. I’ve shared a bit, but it wasn’t easy

  3. April 12, 2013 10:53 am

    When I texted my daughter to let her know that others had won the Barnstone prize, she replied to encourage me (and I do hope this personal note encourages many who love to compose poetry):

    It’s okay, Dad. I just saw Willis this morning, and he’s in his twilight years and is only one person judging poetry. You should definitely try other contests! And publish your book. Tony Barnstone guest spoke in my class, and his dad just walked in. I think Tony was a bit taken back by this, lol.


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