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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

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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Hélène Dorion, poet (Canada)

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Hélène Dorion is one of Canada's leading poets and winner of the prestigious Governor General's Award for Poetry. [...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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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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Anatoli Hovhannisyan, poet (Armenia)

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Anatoli Hovhannisyan completed his studies in Philology at Yerevan state university. He has published two collections of poetry Warm Country (2000), Mirror (2010). He has also compiled and edited several books, and has been awarded numerous prizes. [...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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Ieva Lesinska, editor and translator (Latvia)

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Ieva Lesinska works in Riga as chief translator at the Bank of Latvia, and as a free-lance journalist and translator. She has translated the poetry of Seamus Heaney, Robert Frost, D. H. Lawrence, Ezra Pound, Dylan Thomas, T. S. Eliot and various American Beat Generation poets into Latvian, and has published numerous English translations of poems and prose by Latvian authors in periodicals and anthologies in the UK and the US. [...more]

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Eaindra, poet (Myanmar)

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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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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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Elies Barberà, poet (Spain)

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Elies Barberà (born Xativa, 1970) is an actor and a poet. His most recent publication is entitled En la Primavera perpetua (In Perpetual Spring, 2010), a play made up of poetic texts. [...more]

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Maung Pyiyt Min, poet (Myanmar)

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Maung Pyiyt Min (b. 1953) was born in Rangoon. He has happily travelled through all the major epochs of Burmese poetry, from the post-war foursyllable era to more recent modern and postmodern times. He believes that poethood is the noblest of all human occupations. [...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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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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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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Abdourahman A. Waberi, poet (Djibouti)

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Abdourahman A. Waberi is a writer, novelist and poet. He has won numerous awards, notably the Grand Prix Littéraire de l'Afrique noire in 1996 for his short story collection Cahier nomade. [...more]

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Edouard Maunick, poet (Mauritius)

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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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Moe Zaw, poet (Myanmar)

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Moe Zaw (b. 1964) put his fountain nib on a blank sheet of paper for a poem for the first time in 1978. His debut collection Will was published in 2007. [...more]

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Selina Tusitala Marsh, poet (New Zealand)

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Selina Tusitala Marsh is of Samoan, Tuvaluan, English, Scottish and French descent, and was the first Pacific Islander to graduate from The University of Auckland with a PhD in English, where she is now a lecturer. [...more]

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Ludwig Steinherr, poet (Germany)

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"Ludwig Steinherr's poetry, both profound and accessible, seems an obvious candidate for English translation. For one thing, it gives us a picture of the things that concern many modern German poets: its themes are silence, memory, knowing and the impossibility of knowing, the everyday and what is beyond." [...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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