The Corneliu M Popescu Prize is a bi-annual poetry award established in 1983. It is given by the Poetry Society for a volume of poetry translated from a European language into English. Formerly called the European Poetry Translation Prize (1983-1997) the Prize was relaunched in 2003, and renamed in memory of the Romanian translator Corneliu M. Popescu, who died at age 19 in 1977. Popescu translated the work of one of Romania's leading poets, Mihai Eminescu, into English. The prize of £1,500 is awarded to a translator. Financial support has been provided by the Ratiu Foundation since 2003 (the Foundation was established in London in 1979 by Ion and Elisabeth Ratiu to promote and support projects which further education and research in the culture and history of Romania).
The Encyclopedia of Literary Translation into English (2000) considered the European Poetry Translation Prize one of the most "prestigious" translation awards.
Corneliu M Popescu Prize
- 2003: Lighter than Air by Hans Magnus Enzensberger. Trans. David Constantine 
- 2005: The Bridge by Marin Sorescu. Trans. Adam J. Sorkin & Lidia Vianu
- 2007: The Drums of Silence by Kristiina Ehin. Trans. Ilmar Lehtpere
- 2009: Madwomen by Gabriela Mistral. Trans. Randall Couch
- 2011: Raptors by Toon Tellegen. Trans. Judith Wilkinson 
- 2013: Memorial by Alice Oswald
European Poetry Translation Prize
- 1983: The Oresteia, Tony Harrison
- 1987: Ewald Osers
- 1989: Faust (Part One), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Trans. David Luke
- 1991: The Passionate Measure, Ivan V. Lalić. Trans. Francis R. Jones
- 1993: Summer is not all, Franco Fortini. Trans. Paul Lawton
- Alan Brownjohn (19 September 2003). "Voices heard abroad". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
- Popescu Prize, official website.
- Sarah Crown (5 September 2011). "Popescu prize shortlist announced". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
- Daniel Weissbort (2004). Looking Eastward. King's College London, University of London. p. 287. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
- Olive Classe (2000). Encyclopedia of Literary Translation into English. Taylor & Francis. p. 1115. Retrieved October 16, 2012.
- Tasja Dorkofikis (December 5, 2013). "Poetry in translation – The Popescu Prize 2013". English PEN. Retrieved December 7, 2013.