[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--CICYL Yiddish translation contest
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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:
THE CIYCL 2009-10 INTERNATIONAL YIDDISH-INTO-ENGLISH
ANNUAL POETRY TRANSLATION CONTEST!
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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