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Award to a USA Translator to Recognize Excellence in the Translation of Poetry

Harold Morton Landon Translation Award

GrantWatch ID# 200753
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Academy of American Poets
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Important Dates
Deadline: 02/15/23 11:59 PM Eastern Time - Receipt Save

Grant Description
Award to a USA translator to recognize excellence in the translation of poetry. The award recipient will be honored for the outstanding translation into English of a poetry collection written in any language. The translated work must be no less than 48 pages and must have been published in the US during the previous calendar year.

Harold Morton Landon Translation Award

Entry requirements:

  • Only books published in the United States during 2022 are eligible for the 2023 prize.
  • Books must be published in a standard edition (48 pages or more).
  • Collaborations by up to two translators are eligible.
  • The Academy of American Poets agrees to purchase for distribution to its members copies of the winning book.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Any translator who meets one of the below criteria on the date of the submission deadline, in any given year, is eligible:
- U.S. Citizen
- Resident of the United States for the ten-year period prior to the submission deadline, or
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Legal Permanent Status (LPS), or any subsequent categories designated by the U.S. authorities as conferring similar enhanced status upon non-citizens living in the United States.

Please note: By law the Academy of American Poets must report cash prizes awarded to individuals to the Internal Revenue Service. If individuals have a Social Security Number (SSN) or an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), the individual will receive a 1099. If the individual does not have an SSN or ITIN, the individual will receive a 1042 and could be subject to a withholding of a percentage of the cash prize.

Self-published books will not be considered.

Pre-Application Information
Submissions are accepted from September 15, 2022 through February 15, 2023 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Time).

A noted translator chooses the winning book. The winner will be announced in September 2023.


Academy of American Poets Prizes:


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Estimated Size of Grant
The 2023 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award is a $1,000 award.

Contact Information
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For questions or for more information, please write to

Academy of American Poets
75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901
New York, NY 10038

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