Why a white poet did not translate Amanda Gorman – BBC News

For Quinsy Gario, a black Dutch spoken word artist, Gorman’s words need to be handled with care as they involve embodied knowledge and the cultural baggage that come with being black. “The Dutch language needs to have a conduit, a person that’s been able to push to the same extent as Amanda Gorman did, and connect to a local understanding of what those words mean, and how those words can resonate.”