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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

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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Richard Gwyn, poet (UK)

Brought up in South Wales, Richard Gwyn is a poet, novelist, translator and essayist. [...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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Tiina Aleman, translator (US)

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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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Richard Dove, translator (UK)

Richard Dove works in Munich as a writer and lecturer. [...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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George Messo, translator (UK)

George Messo is a poet, editor, translator and teacher. His most recent book of poems, Violades & Appledown, was published in 2012 by Shearsman Books. He is the editor of the Turkish Modern Poets series for Red Hand Books and the editor of the international journal Turkish Poetry Today. [...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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Apurva Narain, translator (India)

Apurva Narain has had diverse professional interests as a consultant, researcher and editor. [...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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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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Jordi Julià, poet (Spain)

Jordi Julià (born Sant Celoni, 1972) is a poet, essayist and professor of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He specializes in the study of contemporary literature and his critical works have received both national and international awards. [...more]

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Khachik Manoukyan, poet (Armenia)

Khachik Manoukyan is a member of the Armenian Writers Union since 1991. He has won numerous awards including the state 'Golden Reed' prize. He has been translated into English, French, German, Russian and Farsi. [...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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Wioletta Greg, poet (Poland)

Wioletta Greg (b. 1974): poet, writer and translator from Southern Poland, now resident on the Isle of Wight. [...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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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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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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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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