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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

Mónika Mesterházi, poet (Hungary)

A teacher of English and Hungarian who has translated poets from Simon Armitage to Seamus Heaney. She has published three volumes of her own poetry. [...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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Shams Nadir, poet (Tunisia)

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

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Jovica Ivanovski, poet (Macedonia)

Ivanovski is a long time member of the Independent Writers of Macedonia. He lives and works in Skopje. [...more]

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Aung Cheimt, poet (Myanmar)

Aged sixty-four, and still a prolific writer, Aung Cheimt somehow survives solely on the income from his poetry, publishing regularly in weekly journals in Rangoon. [...more]

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Linda France, poet (UK)

A Northumberland poet, tutor, mentor and editor. [...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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Lidija Dimkovska, poet (Macedonia)

Macedonian poet whose poems have been translated and published in more than twenty languages all around the world; and author of the prizewinning novel Hidden Camera. [...more]

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Jos Smith, poet

Jos Smith was born in Canterbury, Kent in 1980. He lived in Liverpool and Nottingham for a time before settling in Devon where he works at the University of Exeter as a researcher. He is also the author of a critical study of the New Nature Writing and teaches and writes quite broadly on landscape and place in post-war British and Irish literature. [...more]

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Anna T Szabó, poet (Romania)

Anna T Szabó is a Romanian poet, writer and translator. She is currently the poetry editor of the literary journal The Hungarian Quarterly which publishes Hungarian literature and essays in English. [...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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Glyn Hughes, poet (UK)

Poet, playwright and painter Glyn Hughes lived in West Yorkshire, a place that inspired much of his work. [...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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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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Selina Tusitala Marsh, poet (New Zealand)

Selina Tusitala Marsh is of Samoan, Tuvaluan, English, Scottish and French descent, and was the first Pacific Islander to graduate from The University of Auckland with a PhD in English, where she is now a lecturer. [...more]

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Doris Kareva, poet (Estonia)

"Doris Kareva observes the anguish of existence and experience in a style that is pared-back, bone-clean, needle-sharp. Her work has indeed the notation of the music of inwardness, of its despairs and its mediating flashes of illumination. And thus her poetry has its being in a time and place where past, present and future exist simultaneously." [...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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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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Ilmar Lehtpere, translator (Estonia)

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Ilmar Lehtpere's translations of Kristiina Ehin's poetry and prose appear regularly in leading Irish and British literary journals. His own poetry has appeared in Estonian and Irish literary journals. [...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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