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Harold Morton Landon Translation Award
In 2010, Stephen Kessler received the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American poets for his version of Luis Cernuda's Desolation of the Chimera. Translator Edith Grossman chose Kessler's translation to receive the $1,000 prize. Read more about the award at

Two Voices: Stephen Kessler on Luis Cernuda
Listen to Stephen Kessler discuss his translation of Luis Cernuda's late poetry with the Center for the Art of Translation in November 2010.

Interview with Zara Raab
Zara Raab of San Francisco Book Review conducted an extensive interview with Stephen Kessler in December 2011. Take a look at the two-part interview.

Interview with City Lights
In this interview with City Lights, poet and translator Stephen Kessler shares his thoughts about the translation of Luis Cernuda's Written in Water.

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