The <em>Times</em> Stephen Spender prize for poetry translation

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The Times and the Stephen Spender Memorial Trust have just launched the Times Stephen Spender Prize. It is a poetry translation prize for young people (entrants have to be 30 or under on 31 December), who are invited to translate a poem from any language, classical or modern, into English.

The closing date for entries is 16 July 2004. There are cash prizes (with a separate category for those who are 18 or under) and the best entries will be published in The Times and a commemorative booklet. Download details and entry forms from or write enclosing a SAE to the Stephen Spender Memorial Trust, 20 Kimbolton Road, Bedford, MK40 2NR.