Kola Tubosun was born in Ibadan in 1981. He is a poet, linguist and translator between Yoruba and English. He also speaks Naija Pidgin, elementary Swahili, and French. His publications include a book of poems in English, Headfirst into the Meddle, 2005 and a few unpublished translations of some Yoruba poems and poets into English. His article ‘Speaking the Machine – a personal narrative of a translation experience’ first appeared in Farafina magazine of December 2007. He studied Linguistics and African Languages at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and at Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya. He is currently a Fulbright foreign language teacher of Yoruba in the Fulbright 2009/10 FLTA Program at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, USA. He blogs at www.igwatala.blogspot.com, and writes on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/baroka.