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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

Manuela Palacios, editor (Spain)

Manuela Palacios is Senior Lecturer of English Literature at the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. [...more]

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Moe Zaw, poet (Myanmar)

Moe Zaw (b. 1964) put his fountain nib on a blank sheet of paper for a poem for the first time in 1978. His debut collection Will was published in 2007. [...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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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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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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Agnese Krivade, poet (Latvia)

A poet and translator from Riga, Latvia, her first, visually highly inventive, collection of poetry, Berniba (Childhood / Riga: Neputns), was published in 2007. [...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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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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Clare Pollard, translator (UK)

A poet, playwright and editor currently living in London. [...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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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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Habib Tengour, poet (Algeria)

Photo: Verlag Hans Schiler

HABIB TENGOUR was born at Mostaganem in 1947. Poet, writer and anthropologist, he has constantly moved back and forth between France and Algeria. [...more]

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Antônio Moura, poet (Brazil)

Antônio Moura was born in 1963 in Belém, capital of the state of Pará, in the Brazilian Amazon. [...more]

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Henriikka Tavi, poet (Finland)

photo credit: Leena Lahti

Hailing from Vehkalahti, now a part of Hamina, Henriikka Tavi's (b.1978) first book Esim. Esa (Teos 2007) won the prestigious Helsingin Sanomat first book prize. [...more]

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Meta Kušar, poet (Slovenia)

One of Slovenia's most popular and successful women poets. [...more]

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Khin Aung Aye, poet (Myanmar)

Photo: Craig Ritchie

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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Tahar Bekri, poet (Tunisia)

Photo: Francis Goe

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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Patrick McGuinness, translator (UK)

Patrick McGuinness was born in Tunisia in 1968 and is now Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Oxford, where he is a Fellow of St Anne's College. He is the author of two collections of poems, published by Carcanet, a novel and several academic books about French literature and modern poetry. In 2009 he was made 'Chevalier des Palmes académiques' for services to French culture, and in 2011 'Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres'. [...more]

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Zeyar Lynn, poet (Myanmar)

Photo: Craig Ritchie

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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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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