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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

Amadou Lamine Sall, poet (Senegal)

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AMADOU LAMINE SALL lives in Senegal. He has been honoured with the Grand Prix of the Académie française and is widely published in Africa, France, Germany and Canada. [...more]

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Krystyna Miłobędzka, poet (Poland)

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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Hasmik Simonian, poet (Armenia)

Hasmik Simonian has published two collections of poetry, Lunatic Words (2005) and Untidy Rooms (2010) [...more]

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Christopher James, poet (UK)

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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Patrick McGuinness, translator (UK)

Patrick McGuinness was born in Tunisia in 1968 and is now Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Oxford, where he is a Fellow of St Anne's College. He is the author of two collections of poems, published by Carcanet, a novel and several academic books about French literature and modern poetry. In 2009 he was made 'Chevalier des Palmes académiques' for services to French culture, and in 2011 'Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres'. [...more]

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Ajmer Rode, translator (India/Canada)

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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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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Kunwar Narain, poet (India)

"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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Khal Torabully, poet (Mauritius)

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KHAL TORABULLY was born in 1956. He has a doctorate in poetic semiology and his collections include Palabres à parole (1997), L’ombrage rouge des gazelles (1998) and Chair corail, fragments coolies (Editions Ibis Rouge, Guadeloupe, 1999) [...more]

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Antony Dunn, translator (UK)

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

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Maung Chaw Nwe, poet (Myanmar)

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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Mónika Mesterházi, poet (Hungary)

A teacher of English and Hungarian who has translated poets from Simon Armitage to Seamus Heaney. She has published three volumes of her own poetry. [...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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István Kemény, poet (Hungary)

István Kemény entered university to study law, but switched to Hungarian literature and history, graduating in these subjects in 1993. In his early poetry collections he continued the prevailing trends of decadence and symbolism. He won two literary prizes while still in his twenties. [...more]

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Apurva Narain, translator (India)

Apurva Narain has had diverse professional interests as a consultant, researcher and editor. [...more]

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Jan Owen, translator

From her prize-winning first book Boy with a Telescope to her CD, Laughing in Greek, Jan Owen's work reveals a wide-ranging intellectual curiosity and a sure command of line and voice. [...more]

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Birhan Keskin, poet (Turkey)

Birhan Keskin has published over seven collections of poetry in Turkish and was the 2005 winner of Turkey's prestigious Golden Orange Award. [...more]

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Ivana Milankov, poet (Serbia)

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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Antônio Moura, poet (Brazil)

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

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Violet Grigorian, poet (Armenia)

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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