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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

Mara Bergman, poet (USA)

Mara Bergman grew up in Wantagh, New York, and graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta. [...more]

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Iain Galbraith, translator

Iain Galbraith is a prolific translator of German and Austrian poetry, while his own poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals. [...more]

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Orbita, poet (Latvia)

From left to right: Artūrs Punte, Semyon Khanin, Sergej Timofejev, Vladimir Svetlov

Orbita is a creative collective / group of Latvian poets writing in Russian whose works are dedicated to dialogue between various creative genres (literature, music, video, photography, VJ, web, etc.) and cultures. The collective was founded 1999 in Riga. [...more]

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Josep Lluís Aguiló, poet (Spain)

Josep Lluis Aguilo (born Manacor, Mallorca, 1967), poet and businessman, works as a marketing and advertising director. In 2007, the Manacor School of Mallorcan Language gave him its Recognition of Merits Award for his work in writing Catalan poetry and helping to make it better known. [...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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Adnan al-Sayegh, poet (Iraq)

Adnan al-Sayegh

Born in al-Kufa (Iraq) in 1955, Adnan al-Sayegh is one of the most original voices from the generation of Iraqi poets known as the Eighties Movement. His poetry, crafted with elegance, and sharp as an arrowhead, carries an intense passion for freedom love and beauty. Adnan uses his words as a weapon to denounce the devastation of war and the horrors of dictatorship. [...more]

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Khal Torabully, poet (Mauritius)

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KHAL TORABULLY was born in 1956. He has a doctorate in poetic semiology and his collections include Palabres à parole (1997), L’ombrage rouge des gazelles (1998) and Chair corail, fragments coolies (Editions Ibis Rouge, Guadeloupe, 1999) [...more]

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Ilya Kaminsky, poet (USA)

Ilya Kaminsky was born in Odessa, former Soviet Union in 1977, and arrived in the United States in 1993 when his family was granted asylum by the American government. [...more]

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Elies Barberà, poet (Spain)

Elies Barberà (born Xativa, 1970) is an actor and a poet. His most recent publication is entitled En la Primavera perpetua (In Perpetual Spring, 2010), a play made up of poetic texts. [...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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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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Manuel Forcano, poet (Spain)

Manuel Forcano

Manuel Forcano (born Barcelona, 1968) has a PhD in Semitic Philology. He completed his studies in Israel, Syria and Egypt, and has worked as a lecturer in Hebrew and Aramaic at the University of Barcelona (1996-2004). He has worked as a researcher and playwright at the Jordi Savall Early Music International Centre Foundation since 2004. [...more]

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Maung Chaw Nwe, poet (Myanmar)

Maung Chaw Nwe (1949-2002) was born in Rangoon but from an early age lived on the banks of the Irrawaddy 160 miles northwest of the capital. He published his first poem at the age of 19. [...more]

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Kama Sywor Kamanda, poet (Democratic Republic of Congo)

KAMA SYWOR KAMANDA was born in Luebo in 1952. Forced to leave the Congo in 1977 due to his political activities, he lived in various European countries before settling in Luxembourg. [...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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Shehzar Doja, editor and translator (Luxembourg)

Shehzar Doja

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Carol Watts, poet

Carol Watts

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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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Theo Dorgan, translator (Ireland)

Theo Dorgan, by Pat Boran

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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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