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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

Ilmar Lehtpere, translator (Estonia)

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Ilmar Lehtpere's translations of Kristiina Ehin's poetry and prose appear regularly in leading Irish and British literary journals. His own poetry has appeared in Estonian and Irish literary journals. [...more]

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Maung Chaw Nwe, poet (Myanmar)

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Maung Chaw Nwe (1949-2002) was born in Rangoon but from an early age lived on the banks of the Irrawaddy 160 miles northwest of the capital. He published his first poem at the age of 19. [...more]

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Josep Lluís Aguiló, poet (Spain)

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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]

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Matthew Hollis, translator (UK)

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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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Shams Nadir, poet (Tunisia)

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SHAMS NADIR is the pseudonym of Tunisian poet and novelist Mohammed Aziza, born in 1940. [...more]

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Stefan Tobler, translator (UK)

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Stefan Tobler is a translator from Portuguese and German and the founder of And Other Stories publishing house. [...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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Habib Tengour, poet (Algeria)

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HABIB TENGOUR was born at Mostaganem in 1947. Poet, writer and anthropologist, he has constantly moved back and forth between France and Algeria. [...more]

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Gerður Kristný, poet (Iceland)

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Gerður Kristný is a phenomenally energetic Icelandic writer, having produced 18 books of fiction and non-fiction prose, as well as children's books and poetry. [...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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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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Juhana Vähänen, poet (Finland)

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Juhana Vähänen (b. 1982, Jyväskylä) is a poet and prose writer from Helsinki. He spent his youth on a farm in Petäjävesi near Jyväskylä, and moved to Turku to study Finnish literature. [...more]

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Ma Ei, poet (Myanmar)

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Ma Ei (b. 1948) is from Burma delta and made her debut with the 1977 poem Chance for a Snap Smile. Having been reincarnated as a rebel, a widow, a divorcee and a poet laureate, Ma Ei believes she has earned more materials than she can possibly use in her lifetime. [...more]

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István László Géher, poet (Hungary)

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Hungarian poet and translator - his translations of Plath, Dickinson, Shakespeare, Hughes and Yeats have appeared widely in journals and anthologies. [...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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Khachik Manoukyan, poet (Armenia)

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Khachik Manoukyan is a member of the Armenian Writers Union since 1991. He has won numerous awards including the state 'Golden Reed' prize. He has been translated into English, French, German, Russian and Farsi. [...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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Aung Cheimt, poet (Myanmar)

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Aged sixty-four, and still a prolific writer, Aung Cheimt somehow survives solely on the income from his poetry, publishing regularly in weekly journals in Rangoon. [...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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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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