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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

Paul Dakeyo, poet (Cameroon)

Paul Dakeyo, and may others, express the horror of those blody régimes whose ruthless pursuit of power became a feature of African politics. His poetry denounces injustice and abuse of every kind, and calls for reconciliation worldwide. [...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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Mario Petrucci, poet

Mario Petrucci

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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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Ranjit Hoskote, poet

Ranjit Hoskote

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Hugo Mujica, poet (Argentina)

Hugo Mujica

Mujica's work is wide-ranging, covering philosophy, anthropology, fiction, and poetry. [...more]

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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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Cheran, poet (Tamil)

Cheran was born in Alaveddy in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, and began writing poetry at a young age. His two early collections, together with an anthology of Tamil resistance poems, are all landmarks in contemporary Tamil poetry. In 1999 Cheran received a creative non-fiction award from the Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada. He is currently a professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Windsor, Toronto, Canada. [...more]

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Zorica Petrović, translator (Serbia)

Zorica Petrović was born in Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia in 1976. She graduated from the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade in 2000, gaining a BA in English language and literature. [...more]

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Robert Desnos, poet (France)

Robert Desnos

As a young man, Desnos joined Breton's Surrealist group and became the master of 'automatic' speech and writing. [...more]

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Matthew Sweeney, poet (Ireland)

Matthew Sweeney

Matthew Sweeney was born in Donegal, Ireland. His poetry, which is often fable-like and humorous, shows the influence of Irish and German-language literary traditions and writers, including Franz Kafka. [...more]

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Atar Hadari, translator

Atar Hadari was born in Israel, raised in England, trained as an actor and writer at the University of East Anglia before winning a scholarship to study poetry and playwrighting with Derek Walcott at Boston University. [...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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Moe Zaw, poet (Myanmar)

Moe Zaw (b. 1964) put his fountain nib on a blank sheet of paper for a poem for the first time in 1978. His debut collection Will was published in 2007. [...more]

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Zeyar Lynn, poet (Myanmar)

Photo: Craig Ritchie

In modern Burmese poetry Zeyar Lynn has almost single-handedly propagated 'poetry from the head' as opposed to that from the heart, to the dismay of many of his contemporaries. He has published on 'Language oriented' Burmese poetry in the magazine Jacket 2. Zeyar Lynn's influence is widely felt in the writings of the new generation of Burmese poets today. [...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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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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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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Sophie Mayer, poet

Sophie Mayer

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Tanella Boni, poet (Ivory Coast)

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TANELLA BONI was born and brought up in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, before going to university in Toulouse and then Paris. She is now a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Abidjan (Cocody). [...more]

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