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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

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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Alvin Pang, poet (Singapore)

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Alvin PANG (b. 1972, Singapore) is a poet, writer, editor, anthologist, and translator. His poetry has been translated into over fifteen languages, and he has appeared in major festivals and anthologies worldwide. [...more]

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Lidija Dimkovska, poet (Macedonia)

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Macedonian poet whose poems have been translated and published in more than twenty languages all around the world; and author of the prizewinning novel Hidden Camera. [...more]

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Matthew Hollis, translator (UK)

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Matthew Hollis works as a poetry editor. His collection Ground Water (Bloodaxe, 2004) was short-listed for the Whitbread Prize for Poetry, the Guardian First Book Award and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. [...more]

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Igor Isakovski, poet (Macedonia)

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Macedonian poet, prose writer, translator and editor. [...more]

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George Gömöri, translator (Hungary)

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A Hungarian-born prize-winning poet and academic who has been living in England since 1956. [...more]

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Ma Ei, poet (Myanmar)

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Ma Ei (b. 1948) is from Burma delta and made her debut with the 1977 poem Chance for a Snap Smile. Having been reincarnated as a rebel, a widow, a divorcee and a poet laureate, Ma Ei believes she has earned more materials than she can possibly use in her lifetime. [...more]

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Juhana Vähänen, poet (Finland)

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Juhana Vähänen (b. 1982, Jyväskylä) is a poet and prose writer from Helsinki. He spent his youth on a farm in Petäjävesi near Jyväskylä, and moved to Turku to study Finnish literature. [...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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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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Marcelijus Martinaitis, poet (Lithuania)

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In addition to his work as a poet, essayist, and educator, Martinaitis is highly respected in Lithuania as a social activist and one of the first members of the Lithuanian grassroots political movement Saj?dis. [...more]

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Christopher James, poet (UK)

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Christopher James won the National Poetry Competition 2008 for his poem 'Farewell to the Earth'. His previous collection 'The Invention of Butterfly' was listed by The Independent as one of its top ten poetry books and he is described by Poetry Society's Judith Palmer as 'the UK's brightest newcomer'. Christopher is also the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors. [...more]

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Shashi Joshi, translator (India)

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Shashi Joshi has several publications to her credit including a three-volume work co-authored with Bhagwan Josh entitled Struggle for Hegemony in India: 1920-47. She has also published a play based on the Mountbatten Papers, The Last Durbar: The Division of British India (OUP, 2007). [...more]

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Hrachya Sarukhan, poet (Armenia)

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Hrachya Sarukhan was born in 1947 in Armenia. In 1963 he started attending the Terlemezyan state school of fine arts. He has worked as a teacher, head of the literature and philosophy sections of the Institute of Pedagogy, head of the literature section of H. Abelyan theatre. He has also worked in the press. [...more]

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Kama Sywor Kamanda, poet (Democratic Republic of Congo)

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KAMA SYWOR KAMANDA was born in Luebo in 1952. Forced to leave the Congo in 1977 due to his political activities, he lived in various European countries before settling in Luxembourg. [...more]

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Kata Kulavkova, poet (Macedonia)

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Kata Kulakova is a Macedonian poet, theoretician of literature and literary essayist. [...more]

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Shanta Acharya, poet (India/UK)

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Born and educated in Orissa, India, Shanta Acharya had been the founder director of 'Poetry in the House' at Lauderdale House in London since 1996. She has published five books of poetry. [...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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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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Richard Gwyn, poet (UK)

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Brought up in South Wales, Richard Gwyn is a poet, novelist, translator and essayist. [...more]

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