Review: Ange Mlinko, Poets Translating
An owl and a nightingale squabble, in Middle English, back and forth in tetrameter couplets for almost 1,800 lines. At the end they decide to take their dispute to “that clever Simon Armitage” to adjudicate:
“He’s domiciled near Huddersfield,
in Yorkshire, nowhere near the sea
& nowhere near an estuary.
That’s where he lives, & in that town
he thinks wise th…