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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

Ludwig Steinherr, poet (Germany)

"Ludwig Steinherr's poetry, both profound and accessible, seems an obvious candidate for English translation. For one thing, it gives us a picture of the things that concern many modern German poets: its themes are silence, memory, knowing and the impossibility of knowing, the everyday and what is beyond." [...more]

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Astrid Alben, poet (UK)

Astrid Alben is a new and original voice in English poetry, serious and uncompromising. [...more]

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Jan Owen, translator

From her prize-winning first book Boy with a Telescope to her CD, Laughing in Greek, Jan Owen's work reveals a wide-ranging intellectual curiosity and a sure command of line and voice. [...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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Carles Torner, poet (Spain)

Carles Torner (born Barcelona, 1963) is a poet and writer. He has a PhD from the Paris VIII University and has chaired the Committee for Translation and Linguistic Rights of International PEN (1994-2004). He was director of the Literature and the Humanities Department at the Institut Ramon Llull (2004-2010) and is currently lecturer at the Faculty of Communication and International Relations Blanquerna (URL). [...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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András Imreh, poet (Hungary)

András Imreh was born in Budapest in 1966 where he still lives. After working as a language teacher and living in Mexico for a year he is now a free-lance poet and translator. [...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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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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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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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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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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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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Stefan Tobler, translator (UK)

Stefan Tobler is a translator from Portuguese and German and the founder of And Other Stories publishing house. [...more]

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Rainer Maria Rilke, poet (Bohemia / Austria)

Rainer Maria Rilke is one of the most important poets of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his poetry is, alongside Goethe's, considered to be the pinnacle of German-language writing. [...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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Teemu Manninen, editor (Finland)

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Teemu Manninen (b. 1977, Espoo) is a poet, a translator, a publisher, a literary scholar and a critic from Helsinki. [...more]

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D. M. Black, poet (UK)

D. M. Black is a Scottish poet, born in South Africa in 1941, brought up in Scotland from 1950. He now lives in London and Wiltshire. He has continued to be anthologised since appearing in the first series of Penguin Modern Poets in 1968. [...more]

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Amin Mughal, translator (India/UK)

Amin Mughal was born in the Punjab in 1935 and has lived in England as a political exile since 1984. He is a critic of Urdu and Punjabi literature. He taught English at Islamia College and Shah Hussain College in Lahore. As a leader of the National Awami Party, he was imprisoned a number of times. He worked for the weekly magazine Viewpoint in Lahore and was editor of Awaz, an Urdu daily published in London. [...more]

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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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