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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

Matilda Södergran, poet (Finland)

photo credit: Andreas Andersson

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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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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Marcelijus Martinaitis, poet (Lithuania)

In addition to his work as a poet, essayist, and educator, Martinaitis is highly respected in Lithuania as a social activist and one of the first members of the Lithuanian grassroots political movement Saj?dis. [...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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Ottilie Mulzet, translator (Hungary)

Ottilie Mulzet has been translating Hungarian literature since the mid-1990s. [...more]

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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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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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Lidija Dimkovska, poet (Macedonia)

Macedonian poet whose poems have been translated and published in more than twenty languages all around the world; and author of the prizewinning novel Hidden Camera. [...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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Tiina Aleman, translator (US)

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Although brought up on a farm in upstate New York, Estonian was Tiina Aleman's first language. She has translated much of Doris Kareva's work - and has in turn been translated by Kareva; and she has worked with Estonian composer Juri Reinvere. [...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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Ivana Milankov, poet (Serbia)

Ivana Milankov belongs to the first generation of poets from central and eastern Europe who were influenced by anti-establishment poetries - particularly from the USA - such as the Beats and, later on, the New York poets. Milankova acted as a translator for Allen Ginsberg through a tour of the former Yugoslavia and subsequently worked with him during a summer workshop in Colorado. [...more]

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Christopher James, poet (UK)

Christopher James won the National Poetry Competition 2008 for his poem 'Farewell to the Earth'. His previous collection 'The Invention of Butterfly' was listed by The Independent as one of its top ten poetry books and he is described by Poetry Society's Judith Palmer as 'the UK's brightest newcomer'. Christopher is also the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors. [...more]

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István László Géher, poet (Hungary)

Hungarian poet and translator - his translations of Plath, Dickinson, Shakespeare, Hughes and Yeats have appeared widely in journals and anthologies. [...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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Kunwar Narain, poet (India)

"Kunwar Narain is one of the finest Hindi poets of his generation, a meditative poet of unsurpassed brilliance... there is a fundamental honesty in his oeuvre... there is little doubt that he is one of the great poets of world literature, in the same league as a Szymborska, Milosz, or Heaney..." [...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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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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Ingmara Balode, poet (Latvia)

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

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