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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

Eaindra, poet (Myanmar)

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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Thitsar Ni, poet (Myanmar)

Photo: Craig Ritchie

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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George Gömöri, translator (Hungary)

A Hungarian-born prize-winning poet and academic who has been living in England since 1956. [...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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Anna Auziņa, poet (Latvia)

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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George Messo, translator (UK)

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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Matthew Hollis, translator (UK)

Matthew Hollis works as a poetry editor. His collection Ground Water (Bloodaxe, 2004) was short-listed for the Whitbread Prize for Poetry, the Guardian First Book Award and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. [...more]

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Anna T Szabó, poet (Romania)

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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Zeyar Lynn, poet (Myanmar)

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In modern Burmese poetry Zeyar Lynn has almost single-handedly propagated 'poetry from the head' as opposed to that from the heart, to the dismay of many of his contemporaries. He has published on 'Language oriented' Burmese poetry in the magazine Jacket 2. Zeyar Lynn's influence is widely felt in the writings of the new generation of Burmese poets today. [...more]

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Tin Moe, poet (Myanmar)

photo: Kyaw Wunna

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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Clare Pollard, translator (UK)

A poet, playwright and editor currently living in London. [...more]

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Josep Lluís Aguiló, poet (Spain)

Josep Lluis Aguilo (born Manacor, Mallorca, 1967), poet and businessman, works as a marketing and advertising director. In 2007, the Manacor School of Mallorcan Language gave him its Recognition of Merits Award for his work in writing Catalan poetry and helping to make it better known. [...more]

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Shams Nadir, poet (Tunisia)

SHAMS NADIR is the pseudonym of Tunisian poet and novelist Mohammed Aziza, born in 1940. [...more]

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John Welch, translator (UK)

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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Tchicaya U Tam'si, poet (Congo Brazzaville)

TCHICAYA U TAM'SI (1931-1988) was born in Mpili (Congo Brazzaville), but moved to France in 1946 where he died, in Oise, in 1988. U Tam'si's poetry is colloquial and spoken. [...more]

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Anna Crowe, translator (UK)

Anna Crowe was born in Plymouth in 1945. She spent part of her childhood in France, and read French and Spanish at the University of St Andrews. Married with three grown-up children, she now lives and works in St Andrews.

In 1998 Anna Crowe was involved in establishing the StAnza poetry festival in St Andrews, acting first as chair of the organizing committee and then for seven years as the artistic director. She remains on the Board of Trustees of the festival. [...more]

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Alain Mabanckou, poet (Congo Brazzaville)

ALAIN MABANCKOU was born at Pointe Noire, Congo in 1966. He studied law in Brazzaville and France. His poetry collection L’usure des lendemains (Nouvelles du Sud, 1995) was awarded the Prix Jean-Christophe by La Société des Poètes Français. [...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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Cliff Forshaw, poet

Cliff Forshaw left school at sixteen and worked in an abattoir before studying painting at art college and developing an interest in languages and literatures. After working in Spain, Mexico, Italy, Germany, New York and London, he completed his doctorate on Renaissance Literature at Oxford. Since then he has lived in Snowdonia, and taught at Bangor and now Hull University.

Cliff has been International Writer-in-Residence at Hobart, Tasmania, winner of the Welsh Academi John Tripp Award, Blue Nose Poet-of-the-Year, twice a Hawthornden Writing Fellow and a Djerassi Resident Artist in California. [...more]

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Maung Yu Py, poet (Myanmar)

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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