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Some of Arc's Poets and Translators

Moe Way, poet (Myanmar)

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Moe Way (b. 1969) was born in a hamlet in the Irrawaddy delta and now lives in Rangoon. He made his literary debut with a short story in Moewei magazine in 1991. In 1994, his first collection of poems The Length of a Wavy Hair was published, followed by The New Form of Life (2002) and Now He's Rough, Now He's Soft (2009). [...more]

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Babacar Sall, poet (Senegal)

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BABACAR SALL is Maître de conférences at the University of Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, where he carries out research in Egyptology and on ancient Africa in general. [...more]

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Anatoli Hovhannisyan, poet (Armenia)

Anatoli Hovhannisyan completed his studies in Philology at Yerevan state university. He has published two collections of poetry Warm Country (2000), Mirror (2010). He has also compiled and edited several books, and has been awarded numerous prizes. [...more]

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ko ko thett, poet and editor (Myanmar)

ko ko thett left Burma in 1997 following a brief detention for his role in the December 1996 student uprising in Rangoon. He has written extensively for several Burma journals and leading papers in Finland. [...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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Jovica Ivanovski, poet (Macedonia)

Ivanovski is a long time member of the Independent Writers of Macedonia. He lives and works in Skopje. [...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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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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Orsolya Karafiáth, poet (Hungary)

Orsolya Karafiáth is a Hungarian poet and arts journalist. She sometimes performs with her noise band, Elektrik BUGI Kommando. [...more]

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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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András Imreh, poet (Hungary)

András Imreh was born in Budapest in 1966 where he still lives. After working as a language teacher and living in Mexico for a year he is now a free-lance poet and translator. [...more]

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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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Nimrod, poet (Chad)

Nimrod says that he writes as a witness of the war that made him flee his home country and to rend homage to his mother, his childhood and the wonder of language itself. [...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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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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Ottilie Mulzet, translator (Hungary)

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

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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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Sigurdur Pálsson, poet (Iceland)

Sigudur Palsson

The Icelandic poet, novelist, playwright and translator Sigurdur Pálsson has worked as a professor and cinema producer. His poetry has been translated into ten languages. He is also the author of three acclaimed novels and a book of memoirs. [...more]

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Shams Nadir, poet (Tunisia)

SHAMS NADIR is the pseudonym of Tunisian poet and novelist Mohammed Aziza, born in 1940. [...more]

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Richard Berengarten, translator

A 'European poet who writes in English', Richard Berengarten's poems have been translated into 21 languages. [...more]

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