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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

Paul Dakeyo, poet (Cameroon)

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Paul Dakeyo, and may others, express the horror of those blody régimes whose ruthless pursuit of power became a feature of African politics. His poetry denounces injustice and abuse of every kind, and calls for reconciliation worldwide. [...more]

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Elies Barberà, poet (Spain)

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Elies Barberà (born Xativa, 1970) is an actor and a poet. His most recent publication is entitled En la Primavera perpetua (In Perpetual Spring, 2010), a play made up of poetic texts. [...more]

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Manuel Forcano, poet (Spain)

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Manuel Forcano (born Barcelona, 1968) has a PhD in Semitic Philology. He completed his studies in Israel, Syria and Egypt, and has worked as a lecturer in Hebrew and Aramaic at the University of Barcelona (1996-2004). He has worked as a researcher and playwright at the Jordi Savall Early Music International Centre Foundation since 2004. [...more]

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Alain Mabanckou, poet (Congo Brazzaville)

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ALAIN MABANCKOU was born at Pointe Noire, Congo in 1966. He studied law in Brazzaville and France. His poetry collection L’usure des lendemains (Nouvelles du Sud, 1995) was awarded the Prix Jean-Christophe by La Société des Poètes Français. [...more]

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Carles Torner, poet (Spain)

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Carles Torner (born Barcelona, 1963) is a poet and writer. He has a PhD from the Paris VIII University and has chaired the Committee for Translation and Linguistic Rights of International PEN (1994-2004). He was director of the Literature and the Humanities Department at the Institut Ramon Llull (2004-2010) and is currently lecturer at the Faculty of Communication and International Relations Blanquerna (URL). [...more]

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Maung Thein Zaw, poet (Myanmar)

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Maung Thein Zaw (b. 1959) was born to a family of goldsmiths in Myaing Myo, Pakkokku District, in upper Burma. Two book of his poems, Dripping Dewdrops and Scenery 21, were published in one single volume in 2008. As a zat dancer and poet, Maung Thein Zaw's life had always been peripatetic, performing during the nights and dreaming during the days. As a Buddhist, he has tried to understand 'the Noble Eightfold Path' to the best of his capacity, while he sees his poetry as an attempt to gauge the essence of life. [...more]

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Elizabeta Bakovska, poet (Macedonia)

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Born in 1969 in Bitola, Macedonia, Elizabeta Bakovska has published two poetry collections (Biography of Our Love, 2003 and Conditions of Body and Mind After You Turn Thirty, 2005), a collection of short stories (Four Seasons, 2004) and a novel (On The Road to Damascus, 2006), as well as occasional literary and critical texts. [...more]

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Amin Mughal, translator (India/UK)

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Amin Mughal was born in the Punjab in 1935 and has lived in England as a political exile since 1984. He is a critic of Urdu and Punjabi literature. He taught English at Islamia College and Shah Hussain College in Lahore. As a leader of the National Awami Party, he was imprisoned a number of times. He worked for the weekly magazine Viewpoint in Lahore and was editor of Awaz, an Urdu daily published in London. [...more]

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Josep Lluís Aguiló, poet (Spain)

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Josep Lluis Aguilo (born Manacor, Mallorca, 1967), poet and businessman, works as a marketing and advertising director. In 2007, the Manacor School of Mallorcan Language gave him its Recognition of Merits Award for his work in writing Catalan poetry and helping to make it better known. [...more]

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Shams Nadir, poet (Tunisia)

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SHAMS NADIR is the pseudonym of Tunisian poet and novelist Mohammed Aziza, born in 1940. [...more]

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Moe Way, poet (Myanmar)

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Moe Way (b. 1969) was born in a hamlet in the Irrawaddy delta and now lives in Rangoon. He made his literary debut with a short story in Moewei magazine in 1991. In 1994, his first collection of poems The Length of a Wavy Hair was published, followed by The New Form of Life (2002) and Now He's Rough, Now He's Soft (2009). [...more]

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Peter Zollman, translator (Hungary)

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Hungarian poet and translator. His volume of Attila József translations (Maecenas, Abbey Press) was selected as Best Book of the Year by Seamus Heaney in 2005. [...more]

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Aung Cheimt, poet (Myanmar)

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Aged sixty-four, and still a prolific writer, Aung Cheimt somehow survives solely on the income from his poetry, publishing regularly in weekly journals in Rangoon. [...more]

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Gemma Gorga, poet (Spain)

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Gemma Gorga i Lopez (born Barcelona, 1968) has a PhD in Philology from the University of Barcelona, where she works as a teacher. Her work is focused primarily in the field of Medieval and Renaissance literature. She has published four collections of poetry. [...more]

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Habib Tengour, poet (Algeria)

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HABIB TENGOUR was born at Mostaganem in 1947. Poet, writer and anthropologist, he has constantly moved back and forth between France and Algeria. [...more]

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Violet Grigorian, poet (Armenia)

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Violet Grigorian is a member of the Writers' Union of Armenia since 1990. In 1986 she won the Communist Youth Society Prize for Literature and in 1991 she received the Writers' Union Annual Award. In 2000 she won the "Golden Reed" State Prize for Literature. [...more]

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Richard Berengarten, translator

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A 'European poet who writes in English', Richard Berengarten's poems have been translated into 21 languages. [...more]

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Khin Aung Aye, poet (Myanmar)

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Khin Aung Aye (b. 1956) was born and raised in Rangoon, where he attended the university. He now lives in Bangkok, but is known outside South East Asia from readings in England, Germany, Finland and at literary festivals in South Korea. [...more]

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Eaindra, poet (Myanmar)

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Eaindra (b. 1973) was born in the Irrawaddy delta. Since publishing her first chapbook at the age of twenty she has been regarded as one of the most outstanding Burmese poets of her generation. [...more]

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Ottilie Mulzet, translator (Hungary)

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Ottilie Mulzet has been translating Hungarian literature since the mid-1990s. [...more]

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