Over 40 years
at the cutting edge
of poetry publishing

Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

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]

See:

Khal Torabully, poet (Mauritius)

[Photo: Africansuccess.org]

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]

See:

Antônio Moura, poet (Brazil)

[]

Antônio Moura was born in 1963 in Belém, capital of the state of Pará, in the Brazilian Amazon. [...more]

See:

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]

See:

Tamás Jónás, poet (Hungary)

[]

Tamás Jónás is a Hungarian writer, born to a Roma family in the derelict city of Azd in Northern Hungary. [...more]

See:

Shashi Joshi, translator (India)

[]

Shashi Joshi has several publications to her credit including a three-volume work co-authored with Bhagwan Josh entitled Struggle for Hegemony in India: 1920-47. She has also published a play based on the Mountbatten Papers, The Last Durbar: The Division of British India (OUP, 2007). [...more]

See:

Henriikka Tavi, poet (Finland)

[photo credit: Leena Lahti]

Hailing from Vehkalahti, now a part of Hamina, Henriikka Tavi's (b.1978) first book Esim. Esa (Teos 2007) won the prestigious Helsingin Sanomat first book prize. [...more]

See:

Ilya Kaminsky, poet (USA)

[]

Ilya Kaminsky was born in Odessa, former Soviet Union in 1977, and arrived in the United States in 1993 when his family was granted asylum by the American government. [...more]

See:

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]

See:

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]

See:

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]

See:

Meta Kušar, poet (Slovenia)

[]

One of Slovenia's most popular and successful women poets. [...more]

See:

Read:

Clive Wilmer, translator (UK)

[]

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]

See:

Christopher Whyte, translator (UK)

[]

Christopher Whyte was born in Glasgow in 1952. He lived in Italy between 1973 and 1985 and taught Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow from 1990 to 2005. He is now based in Budapest and writes full-time. Two of his four novels in English won Scottish Arts Council awards. His third and fourth collections of poems in Gaelic are published this year. [...more]

See:

Orsolya Karafiáth, poet (Hungary)

[]

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

See:

Read:

Igor Isakovski, poet (Macedonia)

[]

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

See:

Read:

Virág Erdos, poet (Hungary)

[]

Virág Erdos was born in Budapest in 1968. She writes poems, short stories and plays. [...more]

See:

Elizabeth Barrett, poet (UK)

[]

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

See:

Read:

Stefan Tobler, translator (UK)

[]

Stefan Tobler is a translator from Portuguese and German and the founder of And Other Stories publishing house. [...more]

See:

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]

See:

Read: