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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

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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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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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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D. M. Black, poet (UK)

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D. M. Black is a Scottish poet, born in South Africa in 1941, brought up in Scotland from 1950. He now lives in London and Wiltshire. He has continued to be anthologised since appearing in the first series of Penguin Modern Poets in 1968. [...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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István László Géher, poet (Hungary)

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Hungarian poet and translator - his translations of Plath, Dickinson, Shakespeare, Hughes and Yeats have appeared widely in journals and anthologies. [...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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Linda France, poet (UK)

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

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George Messo, translator (UK)

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George Messo is a poet, editor, translator and teacher. His most recent book of poems, Violades & Appledown, was published in 2012 by Shearsman Books. He is the editor of the Turkish Modern Poets series for Red Hand Books and the editor of the international journal Turkish Poetry Today. [...more]

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Julia Casterton, translator (UK)

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Jule Casterton, who died in 2007, published two books on creative writing and was much in demand as a reader and workshop leader. In 2004, her first full-length collection of poems, The Doves of Finisterre, won the Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection prize. Despite increasing ill-health, she also finished a first novel. [...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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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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Amina Saïd, poet (Tunisia)

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AMINA SAÏD was born in Tunisia in 1953. She teaches English literature in Paris. One of the leading Arab women poets writing in French, Amina Saïd has published around a dozen collections of poetry a [...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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Gemma Gorga, poet (Spain)

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Gemma Gorga i Lopez (born Barcelona, 1968) has a PhD in Philology from the University of Barcelona, where she works as a teacher. Her work is focused primarily in the field of Medieval and Renaissance literature. She has published four collections of poetry. [...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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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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Birhan Keskin, poet (Turkey)

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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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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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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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