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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

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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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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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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Anna T Szabó, poet (Romania)

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Anna T Szabó is a Romanian poet, writer and translator. She is currently the poetry editor of the literary journal The Hungarian Quarterly which publishes Hungarian literature and essays in English. [...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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Mohammed Dib, poet (Algeria)

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MOHAMMED DIB was born at Tlemcen in 1920. After working as a teacher (prior to the Second World War), he joined the paper Alger républicain, which he quit in 1951. He was expelled from Algeria in 1959 and later settled in the western Paris suburbs. [...more]

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Agnese Krivade, poet (Latvia)

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A poet and translator from Riga, Latvia, her first, visually highly inventive, collection of poetry, Berniba (Childhood / Riga: Neputns), was published in 2007. [...more]

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Ajmer Rode, translator (India/Canada)

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Ajmer Rode was born in 1940 and is a Canada-based Punjabi poet, playwright and translator with five volumes of poetry to his credit. He writes in Punjabi and English, and his work has been featured in literary magazines and anthologies in Canada, India and the UK. In 1994, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Government of Punjab. [...more]

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Selina Tusitala Marsh, poet (New Zealand)

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Selina Tusitala Marsh is of Samoan, Tuvaluan, English, Scottish and French descent, and was the first Pacific Islander to graduate from The University of Auckland with a PhD in English, where she is now a lecturer. [...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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Vesa Haapala, poet (Finland)

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Born in Jyväskyl&228; in 1971, Vesa Haapala moved around Finland until settling
in the capitol area. His first book Vantaa (Otava 2007), which received the
Kalevi Jäntti prize, was named after the town he lives in. [...more]

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Zorica Petrović, translator (Serbia)

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Zorica Petrović was born in Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia in 1976. She graduated from the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade in 2000, gaining a BA in English language and literature. [...more]

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Tamás Jónás, poet (Hungary)

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Tamás Jónás is a Hungarian writer, born to a Roma family in the derelict city of Azd in Northern Hungary. [...more]

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Tin Moe, poet (Myanmar)

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In 2002, Tin Moe won a Hellman and Hammett grant and in 2004 the Prince Claus Award for Literature in the Netherlands. Author of twenty-five books, eighteen of them poetry collections, he died in Los Angeles in 2007. [...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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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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Christopher Whyte, translator (UK)

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Christopher Whyte was born in Glasgow in 1952. He lived in Italy between 1973 and 1985 and taught Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow from 1990 to 2005. He is now based in Budapest and writes full-time. Two of his four novels in English won Scottish Arts Council awards. His third and fourth collections of poems in Gaelic are published this year. [...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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Nimrod, poet (Chad)

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Nimrod says that he writes as a witness of the war that made him flee his home country and to rend homage to his mother, his childhood and the wonder of language itself. [...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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