Balcom’s Ya Hsien on PEN Translated Poetry Shortlist

Abyss, poems by Ya Hsien 瘂弦, translated by John Balcom (Zephyr Press), has been shortlisted for the 2017 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation.

The $3,000 award recognizes book-length translations of poetry from any language into English published during the current calendar year. The winner will be announced on February 22, 2017 and honored at the PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony on March 27, 2017.

Click on the image for the list of finalists.