The Joseph Brodsky/Stephen Spender Prize 2011

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Posted: 19 July 2011

In the 1960s Stephen Spender knew Joseph Brodsky only by reputation, as a poet imprisoned in the Soviet Union. They met for the first time in 1972 when W. H. Auden brought Brodsky, who had been expelled a few days earlier from his country, to London to the Poetry International and they stayed with the Spenders. There was an instant connection. The Joseph Brodsky/Stephen Spender Prize, instigated by Maria Brodsky and Natasha Spender, celebrates the poets' long friendship and the rich tradition of Russian poetry.

The judges of the 2011 competition are:
Sasha Dugdale - Catriona Kelly - Paul Muldoon

How to enter

Entries may be submitted by post or email. Each entry must comprise the following:

• your translation
• the original Russian
• your commentary (see below for guidelines)
Accompanying your entry or entries, we require:

• one entry form
• payment of £5 sterling per entry

For more details on entry (you can also enter by post or email), please see the website.

Source: Stephen Spender Trust

Categories: Poetry Prizes

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