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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

Khin Aung Aye, poet (Myanmar)

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Khin Aung Aye (b. 1956) was born and raised in Rangoon, where he attended the university. He now lives in Bangkok, but is known outside South East Asia from readings in England, Germany, Finland and at literary festivals in South Korea. [...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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Zeyar Lynn, poet (Myanmar)

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In modern Burmese poetry Zeyar Lynn has almost single-handedly propagated 'poetry from the head' as opposed to that from the heart, to the dismay of many of his contemporaries. He has published on 'Language oriented' Burmese poetry in the magazine Jacket 2. Zeyar Lynn's influence is widely felt in the writings of the new generation of Burmese poets today. [...more]

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Katariina Vuorinen, poet (Finland)

photo credit: Mikko Vahaniitty

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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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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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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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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Maung Thein Zaw, poet (Myanmar)

Maung Thein Zaw (b. 1959) was born to a family of goldsmiths in Myaing Myo, Pakkokku District, in upper Burma. Two book of his poems, Dripping Dewdrops and Scenery 21, were published in one single volume in 2008. As a zat dancer and poet, Maung Thein Zaw's life had always been peripatetic, performing during the nights and dreaming during the days. As a Buddhist, he has tried to understand 'the Noble Eightfold Path' to the best of his capacity, while he sees his poetry as an attempt to gauge the essence of life. [...more]

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Kevin Maynard, translator

Kevin Maynard

Kevin Maynard is a retired teacher living in Chichester in the UK, having spent three and a half decades teaching English, Mandarin and other subjects in a range of schools. [...more]

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Shehzar Doja, editor and translator (Luxembourg)

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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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Mario Petrucci, poet

Mario Petrucci

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Mara Bergman, poet (USA)

Mara Bergman grew up in Wantagh, New York, and graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta. [...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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Pablo Neruda, poet

Pablo Neruda, 1963

Numerous critics have praised Neruda as the greatest poet writing in the Spanish language during his lifetime. [...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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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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Atar Hadari, translator

Atar Hadari was born in Israel, raised in England, trained as an actor and writer at the University of East Anglia before winning a scholarship to study poetry and playwrighting with Derek Walcott at Boston University. [...more]

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Richard Dove, translator (UK)

Richard Dove works in Munich as a writer and lecturer. [...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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