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Delving into the Archive of Arc Publications

An introduction to Arc Publishing's diverse work, beliefs, and aims. Big thanks to our writer Paris Morel, marketing assistant at Arc!   

Here's the story: In 1969 the pioneering Tony Ward had a vision. One which would inevitably lead to the future of Arc Publications. Since then we've been placing the jigsaw together – demonstrating decades of international nourishment for our readers.

We've published over 350 titles and worked with over 500 authors and translators. Our list includes poets from Russia, India, Estonia, Sri Lanka and many other continental locations. We might be a small, independent press, but the only limit we're interested in is possibility. Over the years we've published a range of potent voices featuring in Arc's International Series, Voices Beyond Europe and most recently our brand new Pamphlet Series.

At Arc Publications, we believe that translation is the best currency for keeping language alive. That's one reason why seventy percent of our books are poetry in translation. This means that we can provide our readers with a compass –  one which allows them to navigate from continent to continent simply by buying one of Arc's bilingual editions. We've also launched a new Translators Forum and a new site for live poetry – Arc Sessions.  Yes, the last few months have been more than exciting. It's a been a real thrill to provide our audience with more poetry, more debate, and more discussion.

Our aim is to present the most renowned international poets' around. Those who can help us expand our perspective and allow us to examine the poetry of a nation and the cultural threads of human history. We can move past the common-place and the common-experience making room for new systems of thought.

You can find out more about Arc Publications on our website:

Take a look at Arc's Translators' forum at:

New films by our International poets can be found at Arc Sessions: