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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

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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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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Ingmara Balode, poet (Latvia)

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

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Thitsar Ni, poet (Myanmar)

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Thitsar Ni is a Buddhist with no spouse, no bank account and no master. To him, a poem should be an anti-poem. In describing the significance of writing poetry, he states: I have always chosen poetry whenever there was chance for me to live a purposeful life. [...more]

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George Messo, translator (UK)

George Messo is a poet, editor, translator and teacher. His most recent book of poems, Violades & Appledown, was published in 2012 by Shearsman Books. He is the editor of the Turkish Modern Poets series for Red Hand Books and the editor of the international journal Turkish Poetry Today. [...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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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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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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Tin Moe, poet (Myanmar)

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In 2002, Tin Moe won a Hellman and Hammett grant and in 2004 the Prince Claus Award for Literature in the Netherlands. Author of twenty-five books, eighteen of them poetry collections, he died in Los Angeles in 2007. [...more]

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Marts Pujats, poet (Latvia)

Having received a rigorous musical training at Riga's famous Dom Choir School, Marts Pujats made his debut as a poet in 1988. [...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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Fabio Pusterla, poet (Switzerland)

Swiss / Italian poet, translator, essayist and scholar. [...more]

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Owen Sheers, translator (UK)

Writer Owen Sheers was born in Fiji in 1974 and brought up in Abergavenny, South Wales. [...more]

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Amina Saïd, poet (Tunisia)

AMINA SAÏD was born in Tunisia in 1953. She teaches English literature in Paris. One of the leading Arab women poets writing in French, Amina Saïd has published around a dozen collections of poetry a [...more]

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Matilda Södergran, poet (Finland)

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Matilda Södergran was born in 1987 in Korsnäs, Finland. She currently lives in Malmö, Sweden and has recently completed her Master of Arts in Translation at Lunds University. [...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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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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Birhan Keskin, poet (Turkey)

Birhan Keskin has published over seven collections of poetry in Turkish and was the 2005 winner of Turkey's prestigious Golden Orange Award. [...more]

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Tamás Jónás, poet (Hungary)

Tamás Jónás is a Hungarian writer, born to a Roma family in the derelict city of Azd in Northern Hungary. [...more]

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