This anthology features a generous selection from each of the six titles shortlisted for the Sarah Maguire Prize 2020 prize. This thrilling overview of poetry in translation includes some of the most acclaimed poets and distinguished translators in world literature. Each selection is introduced by the book's publisher and presented in a bilingual format, featuring poetry in Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Chinese.
Shortlisted poets: Takako Arai, Nouri Al-Jarrah, Fawzi Karim, Kim Yideum, Judith Santopietro and Yang Lian
Shortlisted translators: Jeffrey Angles, Allison Blecker, Hedgie Choi, Jen Crawford, Camilo Gómez-Rivas, Carol Hayes, WN Herbert, Brian Holton, Anthony Howell, Rina Kikuchi, Jake Levine, L. Leigh, Ilana Luna, You Nakai, Sawako Nakayasu, Pascale Petit, Fiona Sampson, Soeun Seo, George Szirtes and Joshua Weiner.
The Sarah Maguire Prize celebrates the legacy of the Poetry Translation Centre’s founder, a leading advocate for poetry in translation. The prize is awarded biennially to the best book of poetry translated into English from Africa, Asia, the Middle East or Latin America, with the prize money split equally between poet and translator.
The Sarah Maguire Prize 2020 was judged by Alireza Abiz, Leo Boix and Ida Hadjivayanis.
"This is an astonishing anthology which ranges around the world to expand our appreciation of poetry and the many forms and realms of thought it can inhabit. I love the constant surprises of technique, the lyric variety and range of themes. Each of the books it showcases are playful, ground breaking and beautifully translated."
- Daljit Nagra
Size: 216 x 138mm, 162 pages
Languages: Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Chinese, English