David Ferry is Hart Professor of English, Emeritus, at Wellesley College; since his retirement from Wellesley he has frequently been a Visiting Lecturer in the Boston University graduate Creative Writing Program; he is currently a “Distinguished Visiting Scholar” at Suffolk University. Ferry’s most recent books of poetry are Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations and On This Side of the River: Selected Poems. His translations include The Georgics of Virgil, The Epistles of Horace, The Eclogues of Virgil, The Odes of Horace (1997), and Gilgamesh: A New Rendering in English Verse. He is currently translating the Aeneid of Virgil. Ferry’s prizes and awards include The National Book Award, The Ruth B Lilly Prize, D.Litt. (Hon.), Amherst College, the Harold Morton Landon Translation Prize, an Academy Award for Literature, The 2000 Lenore Marshall Prize, the 2000 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize, and he was a Fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Bewilderment was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, 2012.
This event is part of Boston College's Lowell Humanities Series.
Photopgraph courtesy of Stephen Ferry.