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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

Ilya Kaminsky, poet (USA)

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Ilya Kaminsky was born in Odessa, former Soviet Union in 1977, and arrived in the United States in 1993 when his family was granted asylum by the American government. [...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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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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Antônio Moura, poet (Brazil)

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Antônio Moura was born in 1963 in Belém, capital of the state of Pará, in the Brazilian Amazon. [...more]

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Anna Auziņa, poet (Latvia)

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A painter and a poet from Riga, Anna Auzi?a has published two prize-winning volumes of poetry, with her third short-listed for the Annual Literature Prize. [...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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Meta Kušar, poet (Slovenia)

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One of Slovenia's most popular and successful women poets. [...more]

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Linda France, poet (UK)

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A Northumberland poet, tutor, mentor and editor. [...more]

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Teemu Manninen, editor (Finland)

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Teemu Manninen (b. 1977, Espoo) is a poet, a translator, a publisher, a literary scholar and a critic from Helsinki. [...more]

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Antony Dunn, translator (UK)

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A London-born poet, translator and playwright. [...more]

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Anatoli Hovhannisyan, poet (Armenia)

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Anatoli Hovhannisyan completed his studies in Philology at Yerevan state university. He has published two collections of poetry Warm Country (2000), Mirror (2010). He has also compiled and edited several books, and has been awarded numerous prizes. [...more]

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John Welch, translator (UK)

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John Welch was born in 1942 and lives in London. He edited Stories from South Asia, an anthology for school and college use, published by Oxford University Press in 1984. For around twenty-five years he ran the Many Press, publisher in 1993 of Amarjit Chandan's pamphlet collection Being Here. His own Collected Poems appeared from Shearsman in 2008, and a new collection, Visiting Exile, has just appeared from the same publisher. [...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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Maung Yu Py, poet (Myanmar)

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Maung Yu Py (b. 1981) was born in Myeik, a significant port town formerly known as Mergui, on the coast of an island on the Andaman Sea in the extreme south of Burma. He earned a degree in law in 2006 and published his first collection in 2000, The Bird that was Killed when the Sky Capsized, [...more]

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Krystyna Miłobędzka, poet (Poland)

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Krystyna Miłobędska was born in Margonin, Poland, in 1932. She is the author of eleven books of poetry. Her 'collected' appeared in 2006 and in 2010. [...more]

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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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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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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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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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Pandora, poet (Myanmar)

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Pandora (b. 1974) is from Burma delta. Her precocious literary talent has earned her several awards at poetry readings and essay competitions since her school days. As an English major at Rangoon University, she wrote poems and short stories for campus magazines under several pen names. [...more]

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