Wednesday, 3 August 2011

poems about translation 9: 'Translator (James Covey)'

We haven't had one of these for a little while. Today, just because, here's a poem about one of the best-known court interpreters in US history. James Covey was a Mende ex-slave and British sailor who interpreted at the Amistad trial in 1840. This is Elizabeth Alexander's response from a longer poem: Translator (James Covey).

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