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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

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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Ingmara Balode, poet (Latvia)

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Ingmara Balode was born in Auce, Latvia and is a poet and translator. [...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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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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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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Tahar Bekri, poet (Tunisia)

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TAHAR BEKRI was born in near Gabès, Tunisia, in 1951. He has lived in Paris since 1976. Writing in both French and Arabic, he has published around twenty books of poetry, essays and artists’ books [...more]

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Jovica Ivanovski, poet (Macedonia)

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Ivanovski is a long time member of the Independent Writers of Macedonia. He lives and works in Skopje. [...more]

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Antônio Moura, poet (Brazil)

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Antônio Moura was born in 1963 in Belém, capital of the state of Pará, in the Brazilian Amazon. [...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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Hasmik Simonian, poet (Armenia)

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

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Róisín Tierney, poet (Ireland)

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Tierney was born in Dublin in 1963 and studied Psychology and Philosophy at University College Dublin. She moved to London in 1985. [...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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Pandora, poet (Myanmar)

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Pandora (b. 1974) is from Burma delta. Her precocious literary talent has earned her several awards at poetry readings and essay competitions since her school days. As an English major at Rangoon University, she wrote poems and short stories for campus magazines under several pen names. [...more]

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Abdellatif Laâbi, poet (Morocco)

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ABDELLATIF LAÂBI was born in Fès in 1942. He published his first poetry collection at the age of 20. [...more]

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Mónika Mesterházi, poet (Hungary)

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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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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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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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Apurva Narain, translator (India)

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

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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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Ivana Milankov, poet (Serbia)

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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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