The Corneliu M Popescu Prize 2011 for Poetry Translated from a European Language into English
Prize: £1,500; Closing date: 31 May 2011
The Corneliu M Popescu Prize (awarded every other year) is organised by The Poetry Society and sponsored by The Ratiu Foundation. The prize is awarded biennially by the Poetry Society for a volume of poetry translated from a European language into English.
The first Award was given in 1983. Formerly the European Poetry Translation Prize (1983-1997) the Prize was relaunched in 2003, and renamed in memory of the young Romanian translator Corneliu M Popescu. Corneliu, who translated the work of one of Romania’s leading poets, Mihai Eminescu, into English, died in an earthquake in 1977, aged 19. The Prize’s founding sponsor in the early 1980s was Romanian journalist, author and democracy campaigner Ion Ratiu. It has been supported by the Ratiu Foundation since 2003.
ENTRY DETAILS • A prize of £1500 will be awarded to the translator of a volume of poetry translated from a European language into English and published between 1 June 2009 and 31 May 2011. • The closing date for submissions is 31 May 2011. • Three copies of each book should be sent to Corneliu M Popescu Prize, The Poetry Society, 22 Betterton Street, London, WC2H 9BX, UK. Each submission must be accompanied by an entry form (photocopies permissible). You can download it from the Poetry Society’s website. • Submissions can be made by the publisher, translator or poet. Self-published work is ineligible. • By submitting a volume, the copyright holder grants the Poetry Society the unrestricted non-exclusive right to perform/broadcast/publish one poem from the volume, when the winner is announced or up to twelve months afterwards, in order to publicise the winning entry. • The winner will be announced by 6 November 2011 on the Poetry Society website, and celebrated at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival 2011. • The judges’ decision will be final. • Frequently asked questions answered at www.poetrysociety.org.uk/content/competitions
2011 JUDGES: JANE DRAYCOTT & SASHA DUGDALE JANE DRAYCOTT’s translation of the medieval dream-elegy Pearl is published this year by Carcanet/OxfordPoets. Her translations of Old and Middle English poetry won Stephen Spender prizes in 2008 and 2010. Jane was named a Next Generation poet by the PBS, and has won the Keats-Shelley Prize. Her collections include The Night Tree and Prince Rupert’s Drop (Oxford Poets) and Tideway and Christina the Astonishing (with Lesley Saunders) from Two Rivers Press. Her most recent collection Over was shortlisted for the 2009 T.S. Eliot Prize. She teaches at the University of Oxford and Lancaster University.
SASHA DUGDALE is a poet and translator. She worked for the British Council in Russia in the 1990s where she set up the Russian New Writing Project with the Royal Court Theatre. Since her return in 2001 she has translated new plays for theatres including the Court, the RSC and other companies. She has published two collections of translations of Russian poetry, of which the most recent, Birdsong on the Seabed (Bloodaxe) by Elena Shvarts was a PBS Choice and shortlisted for the Popescu and Academica Rossica Translation Awards. A third collection of her own poems The Red House is published by Carcanet in August 2011.
CORNELIU M POPESCU PRIZE-WINNERS 2009 – Madwomen by Gabriela Mistral (Univ. of Chicago Press) translated by Randall Couch; 2007 – The Drums of Silence by Kristiina Ehin (Oleander Press) translated by Ilmar Lehtpere; 2005 – The Bridge by Marin Sorescu (Bloodaxe) translated by Adam J Sorkin & Lidia Vianu; 2003 – Lighter than Air by Hans Magnus Enzensberger (Bloodaxe) translated by David Constantine. The first winner of the Prize, in 1983, was Tony Harrison for The Oresteia.
You can see a video from the 2009 Award Ceremony here.
THE RATIU FOUNDATION The Ratiu 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 foundation offers grants to Romanian students studying a wide range of subjects in the UK , principally for projects, postgraduate courses, conference participations, travel grants, and other short term courses including academic research. They enable talented graduates and young professionals to become familiar with the UK and gain skills, which they can adapt and apply in Romania . The Ratiu Foundation offers annual seed funding for innovative projects, principally in Romania , which foster Romanian arts and civilisation, heritage, civil society, democracy and environmental protection. Details on www.ratiufamilyfoundation.com
THE POETRY SOCIETY The Poetry Society is Britain ’s leading voice for poets and poetry. Founded in 1909 to promote ‘a more general recognition and appreciation of poetry’, the Society is now one of literature’s most dynamic organisations, with nearly 4,000 members worldwide. With its innovative commissioning, education and publishing programmes, and a packed calendar of readings and performances, the Poetry Society champions poetry in its many forms. It publishes the leading international poetry magazine Poetry Review; and is editor of the UK domain of Poetry Intern ational Web. As well as the Popescu Prize, its other prestigious Awards include the National Poetry Competition, the Ted Hughes Award for New work in Poetry, SLAMbassadors, and the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award. Details on www.poetrysociety.org.uk
Din 26 octombrie 2001 s-a înfiinţat Asociaţia INFO MANAGER , care are ca membri fondatori doi dintre participanţii la cursurile de management pentru cursurile Programului Phare ”Dimensiunea Culturală a Democraţiei” - Proiectul RO 9709-01 ”Consolidarea instituţională a Ministerului Culturii şi Cultelor din Romania” . În intenţia noastră a fost ideea creerii unei asociaţii profesionale a managerilor specializaţi prin cursuri atestate şi recunoscute internaţional prin care să putem activa coerent, să creem o reţea de specialişti, cu acces direct la programme de finanţare prin conceperea şi susţinerea de proiecte individuale sau în parteneriat. Asociaţia are în intenţie lărgirea ariei de preocupări manageriale, de la cultură la medii conexe, de interferenţă sau complementare. Asociaţia doreşte să susţină cu fiecare proiect finanţat imaginea pozitivă a tuturor membrilor săi, în aşa fel încât aceştia să se bucure de suportul unei organizaţii de renume cu o bună reprezentare şi garanţie morală în faţa partenerilor.
ASOCIAŢIA INFO MANAGER are ca obiectiv realizarea unor activităţi de organizare şi de sprijinire a managementului şi marketingului din toate domeniile de activitate şi transmiterea informaţiilor referitoare la orice aspecte legate de management şi marketing prin toate mijloacele mass-media.
ASOCIAŢIA INFO MANAGER : • elaborează programe şi proiecte socio-culturale şi educative prin organizarea de activităţi specifice; • organizează cursuri, seminarii, simpozioane, colocvii, expoziţii şi târguri; • sprijină şi stimulează acţiuni care să dezvolte cultura organizaţională prin campanii de informare, implicare şi educare a populaţiei pe probleme de management şi marketing; • colaborează cu organizaţiile de specialitate din ţară şi din străinătate, prin schimbul de informaţii şi bunuri materiale cu parteneri interni şi externi; • facilitează, obţine şi difuzează fluxul de informaţii între instituţiile publice la nivel central şi local, ONG-uri şi populaţie; • editează, finanţează, co-finanţează publicaţii în domeniu prin conceperea şi realizarea de materiale de informare a populaţiei pe probleme de management şi marketing; • oferă informatii despre burse de studiu pentru formarea şi sprijinirea tinerilor sau a oricărei persoane interesate în domeniul managementului şi marketingului; • susţine tinerele talente creatoare şi asistă persoanele care activează în domeniul managementului şi marketingului prin diferite proiecte şi programe punctuale.
Presedinte ; Ionela Niculae Flood
AIM-Info Manager Association
Conceives socio-cultural and educational programmes & projects organising activities involving management and marketing in all area of activities ;
Organises courses, seminarys, symposiums, work shops, exibitions and fairs;
Supports and stimulates actions capable to develop organisational culture trough information campaigns, involvement and education of the population on marketing and management issues;
Collaborates with professional organisations in the country and abroad trough the exchange of information with different nationals and international parteners;
Facilitates, obtains networks the informational background between the central and local authority, NGO’s and population;
Publishes and finance/co-finances specific publicatons, conceive and archieves informational materials about management and marketing for the population;
Initiate the annual programme for grants and awards for young people or for professionals in management and marketig.
I was awarded a bursary in cultural management by the Ministry of Culture, Romania, in 1999, studing in Italy, Greece, France and United Kingdom.Being resident in London since 2001, I am currently undertaking PhD research with a bursary from the Ministry of Education of Romania in the area of Project Management while developing projects for Romanians abroad.
I am a Former Director of the Mihai Eminescu Centre in Bucharest, and founded the Magazine Enigmaticul in 1999 and initiated the Mihai Eminescu Festival, The Festival of 3rd Millennium and the Sports Dance Festival.I became President of the Info Manager Association in 2001,Vice President of Liga Culturala a Romanilor in 2004 and Chair of Romanca Society in 2006, promoting the development of management, marketing and networking in Romanian’s socio- cultural activity.The latest projects that I have been involved with are in the area of culture, business and education: A Romanian Musical Adventure in partnership with the Silvestry Foundation, Art and Music Festival with Pro Patrimonio Foundation, Eco Energy Europe Project for Aardvark, QIEI 2008 with ASE and Invitation to Composers with London Schubert Players Trust in 2010.