Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Awards

The Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Awards recognize outstanding translations into English of modern Italian poetry through a $10,000 book prize and a $25,000 fellowship, given in alternating years.

The Raiziss/ de Palchi Translation Awards Fund was established in 1995 through a bequest to The New York Community Trust by Sonia Raiziss Giop, a poet, translator, and long-time editor of Chelsea. The Trust has selected the Academy to administer the award.

The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce the competition for the 2015 Raiziss/de Palchi Fellowship for the translation of modern Italian poetry. The fellowship is given to enable an American translator to travel, study, or otherwise advance a significant work-in-progress. The Academy invites applications from American translators currently engaged in the translation of twentieth-century Italian poetry. The winning translator will receive an award of $25,000 and a five week residency at the American Academy in Rome.

Submissions will be accepted between September 15 and February 15.

The judges for the 2014 Book Prize were Barbara Carle, Luigi Fontanella, and Giuseppe Leporace.

Guidelines and Entry Form