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Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Awards

Established in 1995, this award recognizes outstanding translations into English of modern Italian poetry through a $10,000 book prize and a $25,000 fellowship, given in alternating years.

The $10,000 Raiziss/de Palchi Book Prize will be given in 2014 for the translation into English of a significant work of modern Italian poetry. Submissions for this year's contest will be accepted between September 15 and February 15--Deadline extended to March 15.

Publishers may submit books published anytime in the past (not necessarily in 2013), but only books by living translators of standard (non-dialect) Italian are eligible. Self-published collections do not qualify. Postmark deadline: March 15, 2014.

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

Send four copies of each book (no manuscripts) to:

The Raiziss/de Palchi Book Prize
Academy of American Poets
75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901
New York, NY 10038

Each submission must be accompanied by an entry form.

For more information, please contact:

Patricia Guzman
Programs Assistant
(212) 274-0343, Ext. 13

The Raiziss/ de Palchi Translation Awards Fund was established 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.

Winners & Judges

Year & Award Translator Book Judges
2013 Fellowship John Taylor Selected Poems, by Lorenzo Calogero Barbara Carle, Victoria Surliuga, Anthony Julian Tamburri
2012 Book Award Jennifer Scappettone Locomotrix: Selected Poetry and Prose, by Amelia Rosselli Geoffrey Brock, Victoria Surliuga, and Anthony Julian Tamburri
2011 Fellowship Dominic Siracusa Oramai, by Emilio Villa Thomas Harrison, Jane Tylus, and Paolo Valesio
2010 Book Award Paul Vangelisti The Position of Things: Collected Poems 1961-1992, by Adriano Spatola Jennifer Scappettone, Paolo Valesio, and Lawrence Venuti
2009 Fellowship None The judges did not award a fellowship this year. Sarah Arvio, Emanuel di Pasquale, Michael Moore
2008 Book Award Patrick Barron The Selected Poetry and Prose of Andrea Zanzotto Eamon Grennan, Michael F. Moore, and Emanuel di Pasquale
2007 Fellowship Adria Bernardi Small Talk, by Rafaello Baldini Geoffrey Brock, Eamon Grennan, and Stephen Sartarelli
2006 Book Prize John DuVal Tales of Trilussa, by Carlo Alberto Salustri Geoffrey Brock, Charles Martin, and Michael Palma
2005 Fellowship Ann Snodgrass Selected Poems of Vittorio Sereni Phillis Levin, Charles Martin, Michael Palma
2004 Book Prize Andrew Frisardi The Selected Poems of Giuseppe Ungaretti Phillis Levin, Rosanna Warren
2003 Fellowship Michael Palma Selected Poems of Giovanni Raboni Alfredo de Palchi, Dana Gioia, Rosanna Warren
2002 Book Prize Stephen Sartarelli Songbook: The Selected Poems of Umberto Saba Alfredo de Palchi, Dana Gioia, Charles Wright
2001 Fellowship Emanuel di Pasquale Sharing a Trip: Selected Poems, by Silvio Ramat Alfredo de Palchi, Paolo Valesio, Charles Wright
2000 Book Prize John P. Welle and Ruth Feldman Peasants Wake for Fellini's Casanova, by Andrea Zanzotto Alfredo de Palchi, Jonathan Galassi, Paolo Valesio
1999 Fellowship Geoffrey Brock Disaffections: Complete Poems 1930-1950, by Cesare Pavese Alfredo de Palchi, Jonathan Galassi, William Jay Smith
1998 Book Prize Michael Palma The Man I Pretend to Be: The Colloquies and Selected Poems of Guido Gozzano Alfredo de Palchi, Jonathan Galassi, William Jay Smith
1997 Fellowship Anthony Molino Esercizi di tiptologia, by Valerio Magrelli Alfredo de Palchi, Jonathan Galassi, Rosanna Warren
1996 Book Prize W. S. Di Piero This Strange Joy: Selected Poems of Sandro Penna Alfredo de Palchi, Jonathan Galassi, Rosanna Warren
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