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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

Sigurdur Pálsson, poet (Iceland)

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The Icelandic poet, novelist, playwright and translator Sigurdur Pálsson has worked as a professor and cinema producer. His poetry has been translated into ten languages. He is also the author of three acclaimed novels and a book of memoirs. [...more]

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András Imreh, poet (Hungary)

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András Imreh was born in Budapest in 1966 where he still lives. After working as a language teacher and living in Mexico for a year he is now a free-lance poet and translator. [...more]

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Edouard Maunick, poet (Mauritius)

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EDOUARD MAUNICK was born in Mauritius in 1931. He has been, successively, author and producer of radio programmes, TV presenter, editor of Jeune Afrique, a director at UNESCO and Mauritian Ambassador to Pretoria. [...more]

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Maris Salejs, poet (Latvia)

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Maris Salejs (real name Marians Rizijs) is a poet, artist, and scholar from Riga. [...more]

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Tiina Aleman, translator (US)

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Although brought up on a farm in upstate New York, Estonian was Tiina Aleman's first language. She has translated much of Doris Kareva's work - and has in turn been translated by Kareva; and she has worked with Estonian composer Juri Reinvere. [...more]

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Katariina Vuorinen, poet (Finland)

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Born in Janakkala in the Häme region in Southern Finland, Katariina Vuorinen
(b. 1976) studied literature in Tampere University and later made Jyväskylä
in Central Finland her base camp for traveling the world, while also working
in the university there. [...more]

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Tahar Bekri, poet (Tunisia)

[Photo: Francis Goe]

TAHAR BEKRI was born in near Gabès, Tunisia, in 1951. He has lived in Paris since 1976. Writing in both French and Arabic, he has published around twenty books of poetry, essays and artists’ books [...more]

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Kunwar Narain, poet (India)

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"Kunwar Narain is one of the finest Hindi poets of his generation, a meditative poet of unsurpassed brilliance... there is a fundamental honesty in his oeuvre... there is little doubt that he is one of the great poets of world literature, in the same league as a Szymborska, Milosz, or Heaney..." [...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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Ivana Milankov, poet (Serbia)

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Ivana Milankov belongs to the first generation of poets from central and eastern Europe who were influenced by anti-establishment poetries - particularly from the USA - such as the Beats and, later on, the New York poets. Milankova acted as a translator for Allen Ginsberg through a tour of the former Yugoslavia and subsequently worked with him during a summer workshop in Colorado. [...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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Maung Pyiyt Min, poet (Myanmar)

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Maung Pyiyt Min (b. 1953) was born in Rangoon. He has happily travelled through all the major epochs of Burmese poetry, from the post-war foursyllable era to more recent modern and postmodern times. He believes that poethood is the noblest of all human occupations. [...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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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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Lakshmi Holmström, translator (UK)

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Lakshmi Holmström is a writer and translator. She has translated short stories, novels and poetry by the major contemporary writers in Tamil. [...more]

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Thitsar Ni, poet (Myanmar)

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Thitsar Ni is a Buddhist with no spouse, no bank account and no master. To him, a poem should be an anti-poem. In describing the significance of writing poetry, he states: I have always chosen poetry whenever there was chance for me to live a purposeful life. [...more]

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Astrid Alben, poet (UK)

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Astrid Alben is a new and original voice in English poetry, serious and uncompromising. [...more]

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Maung Chaw Nwe, poet (Myanmar)

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Maung Chaw Nwe (1949-2002) was born in Rangoon but from an early age lived on the banks of the Irrawaddy 160 miles northwest of the capital. He published his first poem at the age of 19. [...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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Henriikka Tavi, poet (Finland)

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Hailing from Vehkalahti, now a part of Hamina, Henriikka Tavi's (b.1978) first book Esim. Esa (Teos 2007) won the prestigious Helsingin Sanomat first book prize. [...more]

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