Words Without Borders Announces 2021 Poems in Translation Contest

Airea D. Matthews to Judge
Winning poems to be co-published in Poem-a-Day and WWB
during National Translation Month

Words Without Borders announces the 2021 Poems in Translation Contest, spotlighting groundbreaking work by poets and translators around the world.

For contest guidelines and to submit, please click here.
Submissions will be accepted through 11:59 pm ET on April 16, 2021.

The contest is open to submissions of contemporary international poetry translated from other languages into English. Four winning poems will be co-published in Words Without Borders and Poem-a-Day, the popular daily poetry series produced by the Academy of American Poets, throughout September, which is National Translation Month.

The winning poems will be selected by Airea D. Matthews, along with the editors of Words Without Borders. The winning poets and translators will be awarded $150 each.


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