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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

Eeva Kilpi, poet (Finland)

Eeva Kilpi

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Moe Zaw, poet (Myanmar)

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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Hanoch Levin, poet (Israel)

Hanoch Levin, one of Israel's leading dramatists, was born in Tel Aviv and studied philosophy and literature at Tel Aviv University. At first he wrote poetry, but later concentrated on the theater. [...more]

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Pandora, poet (Myanmar)

Photo: Craig Ritchie

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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Aung Cheimt, poet (Myanmar)

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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Patrick McGuinness, translator (UK)

Patrick McGuinness was born in Tunisia in 1968 and is now Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Oxford, where he is a Fellow of St Anne's College. He is the author of two collections of poems, published by Carcanet, a novel and several academic books about French literature and modern poetry. In 2009 he was made 'Chevalier des Palmes académiques' for services to French culture, and in 2011 'Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres'. [...more]

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Hasmik Simonian, poet (Armenia)

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

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Janne Nummela, poet (Finland)

photo credit: Juha Hamalainen

Janne Nummela was born in 1973 in Oitti, Hausjärvi, and still resides there,
although his day job is working as a patent officer in Helsinki. Nummela
studied acoustics at the Helsinki University of Technology and
computer-assisted composition at the Sibelius Academy. [...more]

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Charles Baudelaire, poet (France)

Charles Baudelaire

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Immanuel Mifsud, poet (Malta)

Immanuel Mifsud

Immanuel Mifsud was born in Malta in 1967. He writes poetry and prose and also children's literature. [...more]

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Philip Wilson, editor and translator

Philip Wilson

Philip Wilson is an experienced and widely-published translator and academic who currently lives and works in Norwich at the University of East Anglia. [...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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Habib Tengour, poet (Algeria)

Photo: Verlag Hans Schiler

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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Manuel Forcano, poet (Spain)

Manuel Forcano

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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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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Ellen Hinsey, poet (USA)

Hinsey's work is concerned with history, ethics and democracy. Her first-hand accounts and analyses of the impact of the 2012 Russian presidential elections, the 2010 Polish presidential plane crash, Hungarian politics, Václav Havel's ethical legacy and post-1989 German reconstruction have been published in The New England Review. [...more]

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Matilda Södergran, poet (Finland)

photo credit: Andreas Andersson

Matilda Södergran was born in 1987 in Korsnäs, Finland. She currently lives in Malmö, Sweden and has recently completed her Master of Arts in Translation at Lunds University. [...more]

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Antoinette Fawcett, translator

Antoinette Fawcett

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Ranjit Hoskote, poet

Ranjit Hoskote

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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]

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