Poetry Translation Contest

Annually we invite all UIC students of Polish language and heritage to participate in the first annual Polish poetry translation contest.  Translation is of utmost importance for minor literatures such as that of Poland and there are still many poems and poets who have gone un-translated.  It is our hope, that through this annual contest, we can add to the literary tradition of translation into English, one beautiful poem at a time.

Poetry Selections 2017:

Beginning Level

Advanced Level

Graduate Level

All submissions should included a paragraph about the process of translation and approach to the poem.  Translations were due in electronic format to szawara@uic.edu.

Finalists received notice of their translation success at the poetry reading and awards ceremony.