[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--CICYL Yiddish translation contest

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
Fri Sep 18 08:39:12 EDT 2009

Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements

Sept. 18, 2009

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Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 20:48:12 -0400
From: yiddishinstitute at ca.rr.com
To: victor.bers at yale.edu
Subject: Mendele Personal

Fun Der Kalifornyer Institut Far Yidisher Kultur Un Shprakh
>From the California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language

Call for entries:

Calling all poetry mavens!  Do you have a favorite Yiddish poet or a poem 
that has yet to reach the English-speaking masses?  Or have you come 
across a published translation of a wonderful Yiddish poem that perhaps 
mangles the poetic intentions of its creator?  This is your chance for 
redemption.  Find that special poem that you would like shared with a 
wider audience and make it come alive.  Just as the Golem rose to life by 
the sacred words of its creator, breathe new life into your Yiddish poem 
of choice.   Dazzle us with your cross-cultural understanding of the 
Yiddish and English languages.  Impress us with your knowledge of the 
delicate intricacies and nuances of the mameloshn.

          First place winners will be announced in Spring 2010 and will 
receive $180, plus publication on our website and newsletter.  Second 
place winners will receive $50 plus publication on our website.  This 
contest is sponsored by Lee Chesnin and CIYCL Board Member Stephen O. 
Contest Rules:  Your single entry of up to two pages must include the 
original Yiddish poem (in Yiddish characters) and your own, never before 
published English translation.   Entries over the required length will be 
Submissions must be received by November 30, 2009

For submissions by mail:  CIYCL, 333 Washington Blvd., #118, Marina del 
Rey, CA 90292
For submissions by e-mail:  miriam at yiddishinstitute.org

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