Raiziss/de Palchi Translation Awards

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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 Raiziss/de Palchi Fellowship will be given in 2017 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 are accepted September 15 through February 15 each year. Postmark deadline: February 15.

The judges for the 2017 Raiziss/de Palchi Fellowship are Maria Luisa Ardizzone, Antonello Borra, and Alessandro Carrera.


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