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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

Pandora, poet (Myanmar)

Photo: Craig Ritchie

Pandora (b. 1974) is from Burma delta. Her precocious literary talent has earned her several awards at poetry readings and essay competitions since her school days. As an English major at Rangoon University, she wrote poems and short stories for campus magazines under several pen names. [...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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Glyn Hughes, poet (UK)

Poet, playwright and painter Glyn Hughes lived in West Yorkshire, a place that inspired much of his work. [...more]

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Hélène Dorion, poet (Canada)

Hélène Dorion is one of Canada's leading poets and winner of the prestigious Governor General's Award for Poetry. [...more]

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Antoinette Fawcett, translator

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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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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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Mónika Mesterházi, poet (Hungary)

A teacher of English and Hungarian who has translated poets from Simon Armitage to Seamus Heaney. She has published three volumes of her own poetry. [...more]

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Edouard Maunick, poet (Mauritius)

Photo: Olivier Maunick

EDOUARD MAUNICK was born in Mauritius in 1931. He has been, successively, author and producer of radio programmes, TV presenter, editor of Jeune Afrique, a director at UNESCO and Mauritian Ambassador to Pretoria. [...more]

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István Kemény, poet (Hungary)

István Kemény entered university to study law, but switched to Hungarian literature and history, graduating in these subjects in 1993. In his early poetry collections he continued the prevailing trends of decadence and symbolism. He won two literary prizes while still in his twenties. [...more]

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Sophie Mayer, poet

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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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Anna Crowe, translator (UK)

Anna Crowe was born in Plymouth in 1945. She spent part of her childhood in France, and read French and Spanish at the University of St Andrews. Married with three grown-up children, she now lives and works in St Andrews.

In 1998 Anna Crowe was involved in establishing the StAnza poetry festival in St Andrews, acting first as chair of the organizing committee and then for seven years as the artistic director. She remains on the Board of Trustees of the festival. [...more]

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Michelle Cahill, poet (Australia)

Michelle Cahill

Michelle Cahill was born in Kenya, lived in the UK and resides in Sydney. Her poems have been widely anthologised. [...more]

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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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Astrid Alben, poet (UK)

Astrid Alben is a new and original voice in English poetry, serious and uncompromising. [...more]

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Apurva Narain, translator (India)

Apurva Narain has had diverse professional interests as a consultant, researcher and editor. [...more]

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Carles Torner, poet (Spain)

Carles Torner (born Barcelona, 1963) is a poet and writer. He has a PhD from the Paris VIII University and has chaired the Committee for Translation and Linguistic Rights of International PEN (1994-2004). He was director of the Literature and the Humanities Department at the Institut Ramon Llull (2004-2010) and is currently lecturer at the Faculty of Communication and International Relations Blanquerna (URL). [...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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John T Gilmore, translator

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