List of winners of the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award

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The Harold Morton Landon Translation Award is a $1,000 award by the Academy of American Poets, for a published translation of poetry from any language into English. A noted translator chooses the winning book.[1][2][3][4][5]

It's an award mentioned by the National Endowment for the Humanities, when awarding the National Humanities Medal.[6]

Year Poet Book Judges
2015 Roger Greenwald Guarding the Air: Selected Poems of Gunnar Harding Bill Johnston
2014 W. S. Merwin Selected Translations David Hinton
2013 Cynthia Hogue and Sylvain Gallais Fortino Sámano (The Overflowing of the Poem), Virginie Lalucq and Jean-Luc Nancy Erin Mouré
2012 Jen Hofer Negro Marfil / Ivory Black, Myriam Moscona Pierre Joris
2011 Jeffrey Angles Forest of Eyes: Selected Poems of Tada Chimako Charles Martin
2010 Stephen Kessler Desolation of the Chimera, Luis Cernuda Edith Grossman
2009 Avi Sharon C. P. Cavafy: Selected Poems John Balaban
2008 Clayton Eshleman The Complete Poetry of Cesar Vallejo Jerome Rothenberg
2007 Robert Fagles The Aeneid, Virgil Christopher Merrill
2007 Susanna Nied it, Inger Christensen Christopher Merrill
2006 Richard Zenith Education by Stone: Selected Poems Willis Barnstone
2005 Daryl Hine[7] Works of Hesiod and the Homeric Hymns Mark Strand
2004 Charles Martin[8] Metamorphoses, Ovid Rika Lesser
2004 Anselm Hollo Pentii Saarikoski's Trilogy Rika Lesser
2003 W. S. Merwin Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Anonymous Robert Bly
2002 David Ferry The Epistles of Horace, Horace Carolyn Forché
2001 Clayton Eshleman Trilce, César Vallejo Ron Padgett
2001 Edward Snow Duino Elegies, Rainer Maria Rilke Ron Padgett
2000 Cola Franzen[9] Horses in the Air, Jorge Guillén Marie Ponsot
1999 W. D. Snodgrass Selected Translations William Jay Smith
1998 Louis Simpson Modern Poets of France: A Bilingual Anthology Rachel Hadas
1997 David Hinton[10] Landscape Over Zero, Bei Dao
The Late Poems of Meng Chiao
The Selected Poems of Lí Po
Rosmarie Waldrop
1996 Guy Davenport 7 Greeks Eliot Weinberger
1995 Robert Pinsky The Inferno of Dante: A New Verse Translation David Ferry
1994 Rosmarie Waldrop The Book of Margins, Edmond Jabès Robert Hass
1993 Charles Simic The Horse Has Six Legs: An Anthology of Serbian Poetry Carolyn Kizer
1992 John DuVal The Discovery of America, Cesare Pascarella Edmund Keeley
1992 Andrew Schelling Dropping the Bow: Poems of Ancient India Edmund Keeley
1991 Robert Fagles [11][12] The Iliad, Homer Gregory Rabassa
1990 Stephen Mitchell Variable Directions, Dan Pagis Serge Gavronsky
1989 Martin Greenberg (poet) Heinrich von Kleist: Five Plays John Hollander
1988 Peter Hargitai Perched on Nothing's Branch, Attila József May Swenson
1987 Mark Anderson In the Storm of Roses, Ingeborg Bachmann Charles Wright
1986 William Arrowsmith The Storm and Other Things, Eugenio Montale W. S. Merwin
1985 Edward Snow New Poems [1907], Rainer Maria Rilke Allen Mandelbaum
1984 Robert Fitzgerald [13] The Odyssey, Homer William Arrowsmith
1984 Stephen Mitchell [14] The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke William Arrowsmith
1982 Rika Lesser Guide to the Underworld, Gunnar Ekelöf Richard Howard
1980 Saralyn R. Daly The Book of True Love, Juan Ruis Charles Simic
1980 Edmund Keeley Ritsos in Parentheses Charles Simic
1978 Galway Kinnell The Poems of François Villon Mark Strand
1978 Howard Norman The Wishing Bone Cycle: Narrative Poems of the Swampy Cree Indians Mark Strand
1976 Robert Fitzgerald The Iliad, Homer Richard Wilbur