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Winners of The Times Stephen Spender Prize 2010 announced | 03-Nov-10

The winners of The Times Stephen Spender Prize for 2010 have been announced. There are three categories for the poetry translation prize: 14-and-under, 18-and-under, and the open prize for all ages.

First prize in the 14-and-under section was won by Henry Miller, for translating 'Amores 3.2' by Ovid from the Latin. Commendations were given to Dominic Hand and Sam Peters.

In the 18-and-under category, first prize went to Patrick Heaton for 'Heroides 1' (Ovid), whilst joint second was won by Iona Hannagan Lewis and Amelia Hassard. The judges also awarded commendations to Emily Carpenter, Henry Edwards, Claire Ewband and Ben Pope.

The open prize was won by John Richmond, for his translation of 'The Retreat from Moscow' by French poet Victor Hugo. Second prize went to Duncan Forbes, for translating the Archpoet's 'Confession' from the Latin, and third prize went to Jane Draycott, for 'Song for Wulf', from the Anglo-Saxon. Chen Dandan, Michael Foley, James Knox Whittet, Mario Petrucci and Carol Rumens were all commended.

The judges were Susan Bassnet, Edith Hall, Karen Leeder and George Szirtes.

More information, and the full text of each poem, can be found on the Stephen Spender Trust website:

http://www.stephen-spender.org/index.html

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