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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

Maris Salejs, poet (Latvia)

Maris Salejs (real name Marians Rizijs) is a poet, artist, and scholar from Riga. [...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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Selina Tusitala Marsh, poet (New Zealand)

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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Cheran, poet (Tamil)

Cheran was born in Alaveddy in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, and began writing poetry at a young age. His two early collections, together with an anthology of Tamil resistance poems, are all landmarks in contemporary Tamil poetry. In 1999 Cheran received a creative non-fiction award from the Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada. He is currently a professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Windsor, Toronto, Canada. [...more]

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Abdellatif Laâbi, poet (Morocco)

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

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Orsolya Karafiáth, poet (Hungary)

Orsolya Karafiáth is a Hungarian poet and arts journalist. She sometimes performs with her noise band, Elektrik BUGI Kommando. [...more]

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Rainer Maria Rilke, poet (Bohemia / Austria)

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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Carles Torner, poet (Spain)

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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Amin Mughal, translator (India/UK)

Amin Mughal was born in the Punjab in 1935 and has lived in England as a political exile since 1984. He is a critic of Urdu and Punjabi literature. He taught English at Islamia College and Shah Hussain College in Lahore. As a leader of the National Awami Party, he was imprisoned a number of times. He worked for the weekly magazine Viewpoint in Lahore and was editor of Awaz, an Urdu daily published in London. [...more]

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Lakshmi Holmström, translator (UK)

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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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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Linda France, poet (UK)

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

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Ian Crockatt, translator (UK)

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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Azniv Sahakyan, poet (Armenia)

Azniv Sahakyan was born in 1959 in Yerevan. She studied philology at Yerevan State University. Her first poem was published in 1986 in Literary Weekly. Since then she has been published regularly in the literary press including Garoun and Nork journals. [...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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Ingmara Balode, poet (Latvia)

Ingmara Balode was born in Auce, Latvia and is a poet and translator. [...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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Maung Thein Zaw, poet (Myanmar)

Maung Thein Zaw (b. 1959) was born to a family of goldsmiths in Myaing Myo, Pakkokku District, in upper Burma. Two book of his poems, Dripping Dewdrops and Scenery 21, were published in one single volume in 2008. As a zat dancer and poet, Maung Thein Zaw's life had always been peripatetic, performing during the nights and dreaming during the days. As a Buddhist, he has tried to understand 'the Noble Eightfold Path' to the best of his capacity, while he sees his poetry as an attempt to gauge the essence of life. [...more]

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Manuel Forcano, poet (Spain)

Manuel Forcano (born Barcelona, 1968) has a PhD in Semitic Philology. He completed his studies in Israel, Syria and Egypt, and has worked as a lecturer in Hebrew and Aramaic at the University of Barcelona (1996-2004). He has worked as a researcher and playwright at the Jordi Savall Early Music International Centre Foundation since 2004. [...more]

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