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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

Hasmik Simonian, poet (Armenia)

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

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Tiina Aleman, translator (US)

Photo: Tony Iannotti

Although brought up on a farm in upstate New York, Estonian was Tiina Aleman's first language. She has translated much of Doris Kareva's work - and has in turn been translated by Kareva; and she has worked with Estonian composer Juri Reinvere. [...more]

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Juhana Vähänen, poet (Finland)

photo credit: Heini Lehvaslaiho

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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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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Ingmara Balode, poet (Latvia)

Ingmara Balode was born in Auce, Latvia and is a poet and translator. [...more]

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Manuela Palacios, editor (Spain)

Manuela Palacios is Senior Lecturer of English Literature at the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. [...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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George Gömöri, translator (Hungary)

A Hungarian-born prize-winning poet and academic who has been living in England since 1956. [...more]

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Tin Moe, poet (Myanmar)

photo: Kyaw Wunna

In 2002, Tin Moe won a Hellman and Hammett grant and in 2004 the Prince Claus Award for Literature in the Netherlands. Author of twenty-five books, eighteen of them poetry collections, he died in Los Angeles in 2007. [...more]

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ko ko thett, poet and editor (Myanmar)

ko ko thett left Burma in 1997 following a brief detention for his role in the December 1996 student uprising in Rangoon. He has written extensively for several Burma journals and leading papers in Finland. [...more]

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Alain Mabanckou, poet (Congo Brazzaville)

ALAIN MABANCKOU was born at Pointe Noire, Congo in 1966. He studied law in Brazzaville and France. His poetry collection L’usure des lendemains (Nouvelles du Sud, 1995) was awarded the Prix Jean-Christophe by La Société des Poètes Français. [...more]

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Clare Pollard, translator (UK)

A poet, playwright and editor currently living in London. [...more]

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Edouard Maunick, poet (Mauritius)

Photo: Olivier Maunick

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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Agnese Krivade, poet (Latvia)

A poet and translator from Riga, Latvia, her first, visually highly inventive, collection of poetry, Berniba (Childhood / Riga: Neputns), was published in 2007. [...more]

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Ieva Lesinska, editor and translator (Latvia)

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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Tanella Boni, poet (Ivory Coast)

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TANELLA BONI was born and brought up in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, before going to university in Toulouse and then Paris. She is now a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Abidjan (Cocody). [...more]

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Kunwar Narain, poet (India)

"Kunwar Narain is one of the finest Hindi poets of his generation, a meditative poet of unsurpassed brilliance... there is a fundamental honesty in his oeuvre... there is little doubt that he is one of the great poets of world literature, in the same league as a Szymborska, Milosz, or Heaney..." [...more]

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Apurva Narain, translator (India)

Apurva Narain has had diverse professional interests as a consultant, researcher and editor. [...more]

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Anna Crowe, translator (UK)

Anna Crowe was born in Plymouth in 1945. She spent part of her childhood in France, and read French and Spanish at the University of St Andrews. Married with three grown-up children, she now lives and works in St Andrews.

In 1998 Anna Crowe was involved in establishing the StAnza poetry festival in St Andrews, acting first as chair of the organizing committee and then for seven years as the artistic director. She remains on the Board of Trustees of the festival. [...more]

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Khin Aung Aye, poet (Myanmar)

Photo: Craig Ritchie

Khin Aung Aye (b. 1956) was born and raised in Rangoon, where he attended the university. He now lives in Bangkok, but is known outside South East Asia from readings in England, Germany, Finland and at literary festivals in South Korea. [...more]

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