Lost in translation

Poets write a new Dutch chapter in the culture wars.

THIS IS A STORY of two poets. One American, one Dutch. One Black, one white. Although these binary terms are best avoided, of course: they start us off on a weak footing, shackled to old labels. More accurately, both writers share a poetic aspiration: an idea that language can be liberating.  

Amanda Gorman is the 22…

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