Pushkin Poetry Prize

The Pushkin Poetry Prize, which is funded by a 1958 bequest of Dr. John Paul Mihaly, is awarded for the best translation of a Russian poem into English.   Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible. You may submit one or two short poems or one extended poem. (Collaborative translations are allowed if both translators are Columbia students.)

The amount of the award is $250. A panel of two judges will review the translations, and the winner will be announced at the end of the academic year.

2021 

Winner: Elaine Wilson, "In Palanga"
Honorable Mention: Jiashi Yang, "I should live" (“Я должен жить”)

2020

Winner: Stephen Bruce, Veltman
Honorable Mention: Jiashi Yang, "Akhmatova/Blok"

2019

Winner: Elaine Wilson, "The Regular"

2018

Winner: Marlow Davis, "The Jew"

2017

Winner: Malina Gulino, "Five Tanka"

2016

Veniamin Gushchin, "Good Will to Horses"

2015

Winner: Dominic Leach, "Nad sakvoyazhem..."
Honorable Mention: Veniamin Gushchin, "Oblaka v shtanakh"