David Ferry wins the National Book Award in Poetry

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October 11th, 2012

2012 National Book Awards finalists announced Photo credit:  National Book Awards

2012 National Book Awards finalists announced Photo credit: National Book Awards

David Ferry, who has read his poetry at CGS many times at the invitation of Prof. Meg Tyler,  most recently on Sept. 24, has won another prestigious award.  Congratulations!

 

National Book Award finalists for poetry

Bewilderment‘ by David Ferry

 

 

david perry

 

Poet David Ferry

reading at CGS

Monday, September 24

6:00 p.m.

Katzenberg Center, 3rd Floor

871 Commonwealth Avenue

David Ferry is the author of Of No Country I Know:  New and Selected Poems and Translations, winner of the 2000 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry and the Academy of American Poets’ Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize.  He is the translator of Gilgamesh (1992), The Odes of Horace (1998), The Eclogues of Virgil (1999), The Epistles of Horace (2001), winner of the Landon Translation Prize, and The Georgics of Virgil (2005), all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.  Ferry’s other awards include the Sixtieth Fellowshisp of The Academy of American Poets, The Teasdale Prize for Poetry, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the Ingram Merrill Award, and the William Arrowsmith Translation Prize from AGNI magazine.  His new book, Bewilderment, was released this month by the University of Chicago Press.

This reading is free and open to the public.  Books will be available for sale.

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