Lesley Saunders’ translation of Horta wins Stephen Spender prize

Lesley Saunders

Lesley Saunders

“The translation by Lesley Saunders of Poema, by the Portuguese writer and activist Maria Teresa Horta, recently took first prize in the Open category of the Stephen Spender prize for poetry in translation.”

The original poem and the winning translation can be read in this article that appeared in The Guardian, Monday, 28 November 2016.

All the prize’s winning entries can be read here.