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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

Anatoli Hovhannisyan, poet (Armenia)

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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Eaindra, poet (Myanmar)

Eaindra (b. 1973) was born in the Irrawaddy delta. Since publishing her first chapbook at the age of twenty she has been regarded as one of the most outstanding Burmese poets of her generation. [...more]

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István Kemény, poet (Hungary)

István Kemény entered university to study law, but switched to Hungarian literature and history, graduating in these subjects in 1993. In his early poetry collections he continued the prevailing trends of decadence and symbolism. He won two literary prizes while still in his twenties. [...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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Cheran, poet (Tamil)

Cheran was born in Alaveddy in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, and began writing poetry at a young age. His two early collections, together with an anthology of Tamil resistance poems, are all landmarks in contemporary Tamil poetry. In 1999 Cheran received a creative non-fiction award from the Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada. He is currently a professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Windsor, Toronto, Canada. [...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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Ludwig Steinherr, poet (Germany)

"Ludwig Steinherr's poetry, both profound and accessible, seems an obvious candidate for English translation. For one thing, it gives us a picture of the things that concern many modern German poets: its themes are silence, memory, knowing and the impossibility of knowing, the everyday and what is beyond." [...more]

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Maung Pyiyt Min, poet (Myanmar)

Maung Pyiyt Min (b. 1953) was born in Rangoon. He has happily travelled through all the major epochs of Burmese poetry, from the post-war foursyllable era to more recent modern and postmodern times. He believes that poethood is the noblest of all human occupations. [...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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Zorica Petrović, translator (Serbia)

Zorica Petrović was born in Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia in 1976. She graduated from the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade in 2000, gaining a BA in English language and literature. [...more]

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Ottilie Mulzet, translator (Hungary)

Ottilie Mulzet has been translating Hungarian literature since the mid-1990s. [...more]

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Bogomil Gjuzel, poet (Macedonia)

Macedonian poet, prose writer, playwright, essayist and translator. [...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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Vesa Haapala, poet (Finland)

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Born in Jyväskyl&228; in 1971, Vesa Haapala moved around Finland until settling
in the capitol area. His first book Vantaa (Otava 2007), which received the
Kalevi Jäntti prize, was named after the town he lives in. [...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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Maris Salejs, poet (Latvia)

Maris Salejs (real name Marians Rizijs) is a poet, artist, and scholar from Riga. [...more]

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Virág Erdos, poet (Hungary)

Virág Erdos was born in Budapest in 1968. She writes poems, short stories and plays. [...more]

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Matilda Södergran, poet (Finland)

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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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Manuel Forcano, poet (Spain)

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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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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