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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

Amadou Lamine Sall, poet (Senegal)

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AMADOU LAMINE SALL lives in Senegal. He has been honoured with the Grand Prix of the Académie française and is widely published in Africa, France, Germany and Canada. [...more]

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Iain Galbraith, translator

Iain Galbraith is a prolific translator of German and Austrian poetry, while his own poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals. [...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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Khal Torabully, poet (Mauritius)

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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]

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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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Ingmara Balode, poet (Latvia)

Ingmara Balode was born in Auce, Latvia and is a poet and translator. [...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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Abdellatif Laâbi, poet (Morocco)

ABDELLATIF LAÂBI was born in Fès in 1942. He published his first poetry collection at the age of 20. [...more]

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Julia Casterton, translator (UK)

Julia Casterton, who died in 2007, published two books on creative writing and was much in demand as a reader and workshop leader. In 2004, her first full-length collection of poems, The Doves of Finisterre, won the Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection prize. Despite increasing ill-health, she also finished a first novel. [...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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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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Marts Pujats, poet (Latvia)

Having received a rigorous musical training at Riga's famous Dom Choir School, Marts Pujats made his debut as a poet in 1988. [...more]

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Peter Zollman, translator (Hungary)

Hungarian poet and translator. His volume of Attila József translations (Maecenas, Abbey Press) was selected as Best Book of the Year by Seamus Heaney in 2005. [...more]

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Jan Owen, translator

From her prize-winning first book Boy with a Telescope to her CD, Laughing in Greek, Jan Owen's work reveals a wide-ranging intellectual curiosity and a sure command of line and voice. [...more]

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Owen Sheers, translator (UK)

Writer Owen Sheers was born in Fiji in 1974 and brought up in Abergavenny, South Wales. [...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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Ian Crockatt, translator (UK)

Ian Crockatt lives with his ceramic artist wife Wenna on a small croft in the North East of Scotland. He has published several collections of his own poetry, and has been a prize winner in a number of national literary competitions, and was awarded Writer's Bursaries by the Scottish Arts Council in 2004 and 2008. [...more]

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Krystyna Miłobędzka, poet (Poland)

Krystyna Miłobędska was born in Margonin, Poland, in 1932. She is the author of eleven books of poetry. Her 'collected' appeared in 2006 and in 2010. [...more]

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Teemu Manninen, editor (Finland)

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Teemu Manninen (b. 1977, Espoo) is a poet, a translator, a publisher, a literary scholar and a critic from Helsinki. [...more]

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