Friday, 8 May 2020

Poems about Translation 29: from 'Poets Online'

It's been a while since I've published anything in the long-running, meandering 'Poems About Translation series, which seeks to admire and publicise observations on translation through the medium of poetry. Number 29 is in fact more than one poem; it's this collection of poems inspired by the concept of translation on the 'Poets Online' website. My favourite is 'Deaf and Dumb' by poet and ASL interpreter Paul Hostovsky. Here is a short extract...



...but go read the whole poem. It can also be found, with two other poems on the theme of Deafness and language, here.