Willis Barnstone Translation Prize

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The Willis Barnstone Translation Prize is an annual award given to an exceptional translation of a poem from any language into English. The prize was inaugurated in 2002 by the University of Evansville, and has been presented annually since 2003. The award is given in honor of the distinguished poet and translator, Willis Barnstone, and Dr. Barnstone has served each year as the contest's final judge.[1] The distinction comes with a cash prize of USD $1,000, and the winning poem or poems are published in The Evansville Review. After the retirement of Dr. William Baer in 2015, Dr. Tiffany Griffith, professor at the University of Evansville, became the director of the competition.


Year Translator
2019 Robert Schechter and Edward Tick
2018 James Gregor (poet)
2017 Catherine Jagoe
2016 Rebekah Curry and Michele Herman
2015 Khrystyna Mykhailiuk and Spring Ulmer
2014 Michele Herman, A.M. Juster, Alfred Nicol, and Roger Sedarat
2013 Stephen Campiglio, Sara Noviċ, and Marci Vogel
2012 Ned Balbo and Philip White
2011 Alexandra Berlina and G.J. Racz
2010 Dan Veach and Brett Foster
2009 A. E. Stallings
2008 Maryann Corbett and John Richards
2007 Michael Palma and Scott Hightower
2006 Bradford Gray Telford, Geoffrey R. Waters, Ana Cara, and David Young
2005 Niloufar Talebi, Chana Bloch, and Chana Kronfeld
2004 Christopher Bakken and Roula Konsolaki
2003 Robert Mezey
2002 Marilyn Hacker and Ralph Angel


  1. ^ "Willis Barnstone Translation Prize - Creative Writing - University of Evansville".

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