Tea with Michael Longley and David Ferry (with a toast to Homer and Virgil)

  • Starts2:30 pm on Wednesday, March 20, 2019
  • Ends4:00 pm on Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Michael Longley was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he still lives. Longley has published eleven books of poetry. His Collected Poems was published in 2006. His most recent collection, Angel Hill, came out in 2017, as did Sidelines: Selected Prose 1962-2015. His previous collection The Stairwell (2014) won the Griffin International Prize. In 2001 Longley received the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, and he has won the Hawthornden Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize. He is a Freeman of the City of Belfast. Michael Longley was appointed a CBE in 2010, and from 2007 to 2010 he was Ireland Professor of Poetry. In 2017 he received the PEN Pinter Prize, and in 2018 the inaugural Yakamochi Medal: an international poetry prize awarded by Toyama Prefecture Japan.

David Ferry’s books of poetry and translation include Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations (University of Chicago Press, 2012); The Georgics of Virgil (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006); His Epistles of Horace: A Translation (2001); Of No Country I Know: New and Selected Poems and Translations (University of Chicago Press, 1999); The Eclogues of Virgil (1999); The Odes of Horace: A Translation (1998); Dwelling Places: Poems and Translations (1993); Gilgamesh: A New Rendering in English Verse (1992); Strangers: A Book of Poems (1983); On the Way to the Island (1960); and The Limits of Mortality: An Essay on Wordsworth’s Major Poems (1959).

Tea and scones will be served at this event. Co-sponsored by the Boston University Center for the Humanities and the College of General Studies.

Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road (1st floor)

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