Maung Day

Photograph: Nwe Ni Soe

Maung Day, a Burmese poet, writer and artist, is the author of five poetry books, all published in Burmese, Maung’s mother tongue. His poems in English have appeared in international magazines such as the Awl, the Wolf, Guernica, Shampoo, Bengal Lights, Ivory Tower and International Poetry Review. He has edited several Burmese literature and art magazines and is the translator of a number of books. Aside from literature and poetry, he has also been active in the arts scene in Yangon, where he co-founded Beyond Pressure performance art festival.