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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

Khachik Manoukyan, poet (Armenia)

Khachik Manoukyan is a member of the Armenian Writers Union since 1991. He has won numerous awards including the state 'Golden Reed' prize. He has been translated into English, French, German, Russian and Farsi. [...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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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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Jan Wagner, poet (Germany)

Jan Wagner

Jan Wagner has published six volumes of poetry and has received numerous awards, including the Mondsee Poetry Award (2004), the Ernst Meister Prize for Poetry (2005), the Wilhelm Lehmann Prize (2009) and the Friedrich Hölderlin Prize (2011). [...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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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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Maris Salejs, poet (Latvia)

Maris Salejs (real name Marians Rizijs) is a poet, artist, and scholar from Riga. [...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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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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Hrachya Sarukhan, poet (Armenia)

Hrachya Sarukhan was born in 1947 in Armenia. In 1963 he started attending the Terlemezyan state school of fine arts. He has worked as a teacher, head of the literature and philosophy sections of the Institute of Pedagogy, head of the literature section of H. Abelyan theatre. He has also worked in the press. [...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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Jordi Julià, poet (Spain)

Jordi Julià (born Sant Celoni, 1972) is a poet, essayist and professor of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He specializes in the study of contemporary literature and his critical works have received both national and international awards. [...more]

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Pippa Little, poet

Pippa Little

Pippa Little is a poet, editor, reviewer and tutor. She lives in Northumberland
and works as a Royal Literary Fellow at Newcastle University. [...more]

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Eeva Kilpi, poet (Finland)

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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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Fabio Pusterla, poet (Switzerland)

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

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Karthika Naïr, poet (India)

Karthika Nair

Born in Kerala, India, Nair moved to France in 2000 to pursue a Masters in Arts Management, and stayed on in Paris thereafter. She has worked for several years with various cultural institutions in Paris, and elsewhere in Europe, as dance producer and curator. [...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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John T Gilmore, translator

John T. Gilmore

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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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