Simon Armitage has a new translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. A poet friend of mine was very happy with the news, and raised my expectations regarding its quality. I'm looking forward to reading it.
Yesterday, Armitage was interviewed on NPR's On Point, and that interview is available here. I have to confess, I only listened to about 15 minutes worth before I could no longer stand Tom Ashbrook and his callers. And using Sword of the Valient unironically? Yeesh!
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