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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

Cliff Forshaw, poet

Cliff Forshaw left school at sixteen and worked in an abattoir before studying painting at art college and developing an interest in languages and literatures. After working in Spain, Mexico, Italy, Germany, New York and London, he completed his doctorate on Renaissance Literature at Oxford. Since then he has lived in Snowdonia, and taught at Bangor and now Hull University.

Cliff has been International Writer-in-Residence at Hobart, Tasmania, winner of the Welsh Academi John Tripp Award, Blue Nose Poet-of-the-Year, twice a Hawthornden Writing Fellow and a Djerassi Resident Artist in California. [...more]

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Meta Kušar, poet (Slovenia)

One of Slovenia's most popular and successful women poets. [...more]

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Linda France, poet (UK)

A Northumberland poet, tutor, mentor and editor. [...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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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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Shanta Acharya, poet (India/UK)

Born and educated in Orissa, India, Shanta Acharya had been the founder director of 'Poetry in the House' at Lauderdale House in London since 1996. She has published five books of poetry. [...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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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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Shams Nadir, poet (Tunisia)

SHAMS NADIR is the pseudonym of Tunisian poet and novelist Mohammed Aziza, born in 1940. [...more]

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Abdourahman A. Waberi, poet (Djibouti)

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Abdourahman A. Waberi is a writer, novelist and poet. He has won numerous awards, notably the Grand Prix Littéraire de l'Afrique noire in 1996 for his short story collection Cahier nomade. [...more]

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Katariina Vuorinen, poet (Finland)

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Born in Janakkala in the Häme region in Southern Finland, Katariina Vuorinen
(b. 1976) studied literature in Tampere University and later made Jyväskylä
in Central Finland her base camp for traveling the world, while also working
in the university there. [...more]

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Richard Berengarten, translator

A 'European poet who writes in English', Richard Berengarten's poems have been translated into 21 languages. [...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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Christopher Whyte, translator (UK)

Christopher Whyte was born in Glasgow in 1952. He lived in Italy between 1973 and 1985 and taught Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow from 1990 to 2005. He is now based in Budapest and writes full-time. Two of his four novels in English won Scottish Arts Council awards. His third and fourth collections of poems in Gaelic are published this year. [...more]

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Babacar Sall, poet (Senegal)

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BABACAR SALL is Maître de conférences at the University of Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, where he carries out research in Egyptology and on ancient Africa in general. [...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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Anna Auziņa, poet (Latvia)

A painter and a poet from Riga, Anna Auzi?a has published two prize-winning volumes of poetry, with her third short-listed for the Annual Literature Prize. [...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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Elies Barberà, poet (Spain)

Elies Barberà (born Xativa, 1970) is an actor and a poet. His most recent publication is entitled En la Primavera perpetua (In Perpetual Spring, 2010), a play made up of poetic texts. [...more]

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Róisín Tierney, poet (Ireland)

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Tierney was born in Dublin in 1963 and studied Psychology and Philosophy at University College Dublin. She moved to London in 1985. [...more]

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