[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--Announcing winner of CIYCL translation prize

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Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 19:01:41 -0500

From: yiddishinstitute at ca.rr.com


Announcing the Winner of the CIYCL Fourth International Yiddish-Into-English Poetry Translation Contest


The California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language (CIYCL) is pleased to announce the winner of our Fourth Annual International Yiddish-Into-English Poetry Translation Contest, the only contest of its kind.  The winner is Lena Watson of London, England.   Her skillful translation of Mordechai Gebirtig’s work, “My Spring”/ “Mayn Friling ”is true to the meaning, rhythm and rhyme of the original.   As the winner, Ms. Watson receives a prize of $180.00.


Please see our website www.yiddishinstitute.org <http://www.yiddishinstitute.org> for Lena Watson’s winning translation and the Yiddish original by Mordechai Gebirtig.  


The CIYCL Poetry Translation Contest is made possible by support from Lee Chesnin and Stephen Lesser.  



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