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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

Kevin Maynard, translator

Kevin Maynard

Kevin Maynard is a retired teacher living in Chichester in the UK, having spent three and a half decades teaching English, Mandarin and other subjects in a range of schools. [...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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Maung Yu Py, poet (Myanmar)

Maung Yu Py (b. 1981) was born in Myeik, a significant port town formerly known as Mergui, on the coast of an island on the Andaman Sea in the extreme south of Burma. He earned a degree in law in 2006 and published his first collection in 2000, The Bird that was Killed when the Sky Capsized, [...more]

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Thitsar Ni, poet (Myanmar)

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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]

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Paul Dakeyo, poet (Cameroon)

Paul Dakeyo, and may others, express the horror of those blody régimes whose ruthless pursuit of power became a feature of African politics. His poetry denounces injustice and abuse of every kind, and calls for reconciliation worldwide. [...more]

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Nimrod, poet (Chad)

Nimrod says that he writes as a witness of the war that made him flee his home country and to rend homage to his mother, his childhood and the wonder of language itself. [...more]

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Hélène Dorion, poet (Canada)

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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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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Jan Wagner, poet (Germany)

Jan Wagner

Jan Wagner has published six volumes of poetry and has received numerous awards, including the Mondsee Poetry Award (2004), the Ernst Meister Prize for Poetry (2005), the Wilhelm Lehmann Prize (2009) and the Friedrich Hölderlin Prize (2011). [...more]

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Antony Rowland, poet

Antony Rowland (b.1970) is Professor of Modern and Contemporary Poetry at MMU. [...more]

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Charles Baudelaire, poet (France)

Charles Baudelaire

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Theo Dorgan, translator (Ireland)

Theo Dorgan, by Pat Boran

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Tin Moe, poet (Myanmar)

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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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Eugenio Montale, poet (Italy)

Eugenio Montale

Eugenio Montale (1896 - 1981) was a Nobel Laureate and a grandmaster of Italian modernist poetry. [...more]

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Volker von Törne, poet (Germany)

Volker von Törne

Volker von Törne was born in 1934 in Quedlinberg, Germany, the son of an SS officer. He taught at the university in Wilheimshaven-Rüstersel, then worked as a construction worker, before moving to Berlin where, in 1963, he was appointed the Managing Director of the charity Action Reconciliation, a post he held until his untimely death in 1981. [...more]

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Menno Wigman, poet (Netherlands)

Menno Wigman

Menno Wigman was born in North Holland in the town of Beverwijk in 1966 and is one of the most respected and popular Dutch poets of his generation. [...more]

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Adam Feinstein, editor and translator

Adam Feinstein

Adam Feinstein is an acclaimed author, translator, journalist and Hispanist. His biography Pablo Neruda: a passion for life was first published by Bloomsbury in 2004 and reissued in an updated edition in 2013 (Harold Pinter called it 'a masterpiece'). [...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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Jan Baeke, poet (The Netherlands)

Jan Baeke

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Kit Fan, poet

Kit Fan was born in Hong Kong and moved to the UK at the age of 21. He studied at the Chinese University of Hong Kong before completing a doctoral thesis on Thom Gunn at the University of York. As well as being a published poet, he also writes fiction. [...more]

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