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Moneyhun honored for translation in poetry

Portrait of Clyde Moneyhun, professor of English, Boise State University

The University of Massachusetts Amherst chose English professor Clyde Moneyhun’s translation of “Ídols” by Gabriel Ferrater (1922-1972) as the winner of the 2022 Sant Jordi Translation Contest. The selection committee included guest judges from Catalonia, the UMass Departments of Spanish and Portuguese Studies and Comparative Literature and Smith College.

Moneyhun, currently on sabbatical translating Catalan poetry on the Spanish island of Menorca, recently read his translation of the poem at an event to honor his translation. The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Translation Center and Catalan Studies Program, and the Institut Ramon Llull, which promotes Catalan language study at universities abroad, support the annual Sant Jordi program in part.