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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

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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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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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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John Welch, translator (UK)

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John Welch was born in London in 1942. He read Modern languages at Cambridge and has taught in France, Pakistan and for many years in East London schools. [...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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Krystyna Miłobędzka, poet (Poland)

Krystyna Miłobędska was born in Margonin, Poland, in 1932. She is the author of eleven books of poetry. Her 'collected' appeared in 2006 and in 2010. [...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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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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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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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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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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Maung Chaw Nwe, poet (Myanmar)

Maung Chaw Nwe (1949-2002) was born in Rangoon but from an early age lived on the banks of the Irrawaddy 160 miles northwest of the capital. He published his first poem at the age of 19. [...more]

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Violet Grigorian, poet (Armenia)

Violet Grigorian is a member of the Writers' Union of Armenia since 1990. In 1986 she won the Communist Youth Society Prize for Literature and in 1991 she received the Writers' Union Annual Award. In 2000 she won the "Golden Reed" State Prize for Literature. [...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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Ingmara Balode, poet (Latvia)

Ingmara Balode was born in Auce, Latvia and is a poet and translator. [...more]

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Clive Wilmer, translator (UK)

Clive Wilmer is a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. His most recent book of poetry in English is The Mystery of Things (Carcanet, 2006). Végtelen változatok, a selection of his poems translated into Hungarian by George Gömöri and Anna T. Szabó, was published by JATE Press, Szeged, in 2002. With George Gömöri he has translated some twenty Hungarian poets into English, including two books each by Miklós Radnóti and György Petri. He was awarded the Endre Ady Memorial Medal for Translation in 1998 and the Pro Cultura Hungarica Medal in 2005. [...more]

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Elizabeth Barrett, poet (UK)

A lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University. 'A Dart of Green and Blue' is her fourth book of poetry. [...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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Tahar Bekri, poet (Tunisia)

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TAHAR BEKRI was born in near Gabès, Tunisia, in 1951. He has lived in Paris since 1976. Writing in both French and Arabic, he has published around twenty books of poetry, essays and artists’ books [...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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