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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

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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Orsolya Karafiáth, poet (Hungary)

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Orsolya Karafiáth is a Hungarian poet and arts journalist. She sometimes performs with her noise band, Elektrik BUGI Kommando. [...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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Kama Sywor Kamanda, poet (Democratic Republic of Congo)

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KAMA SYWOR KAMANDA was born in Luebo in 1952. Forced to leave the Congo in 1977 due to his political activities, he lived in various European countries before settling in Luxembourg. [...more]

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Anna Crowe, translator (UK)

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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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Rainer Maria Rilke, poet (Bohemia / Austria)

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Rainer Maria Rilke is one of the most important poets of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his poetry is, alongside Goethe's, considered to be the pinnacle of German-language writing. [...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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Carles Torner, poet (Spain)

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Carles Torner (born Barcelona, 1963) is a poet and writer. He has a PhD from the Paris VIII University and has chaired the Committee for Translation and Linguistic Rights of International PEN (1994-2004). He was director of the Literature and the Humanities Department at the Institut Ramon Llull (2004-2010) and is currently lecturer at the Faculty of Communication and International Relations Blanquerna (URL). [...more]

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Bogomil Gjuzel, poet (Macedonia)

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Macedonian poet, prose writer, playwright, essayist and translator. [...more]

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Clive Wilmer, translator (UK)

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Clive Wilmer is a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. His most recent book of poetry in English is The Mystery of Things (Carcanet, 2006). Végtelen változatok, a selection of his poems translated into Hungarian by George Gömöri and Anna T. Szabó, was published by JATE Press, Szeged, in 2002. With George Gömöri he has translated some twenty Hungarian poets into English, including two books each by Miklós Radnóti and György Petri. He was awarded the Endre Ady Memorial Medal for Translation in 1998 and the Pro Cultura Hungarica Medal in 2005. [...more]

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Tchicaya U Tam'si, poet (Congo Brazzaville)

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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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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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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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Alain Mabanckou, poet (Congo Brazzaville)

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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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ko ko thett, poet and editor (Myanmar)

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ko ko thett left Burma in 1997 following a brief detention for his role in the December 1996 student uprising in Rangoon. He has written extensively for several Burma journals and leading papers in Finland. [...more]

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Ian Crockatt, translator (UK)

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Ian Crockatt lives with his ceramic artist wife Wenna on a small croft in the North East of Scotland. He has published several collections of his own poetry, and has been a prize winner in a number of national literary competitions, and was awarded Writer's Bursaries by the Scottish Arts Council in 2004 and 2008. [...more]

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Elizabeth Barrett, poet (UK)

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A lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University. 'A Dart of Green and Blue' is her fourth book of poetry. [...more]

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Igor Isakovski, poet (Macedonia)

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Macedonian poet, prose writer, translator and editor. [...more]

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Edouard Maunick, poet (Mauritius)

[Photo: Olivier Maunick]

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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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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