Acclaimed American Poet and Translator Holds Reading for Working Writers Series

September 19th, 2013 by 


David Ferry Image by David Ferry

David Ferry, acclaimed American poet and translator, will be conducting a reading on Thursday, September 26 in the Rehm Library at 7:30 p.m. The English department’s Creative Writing Program sponsors the series. The event is free and open to the public.

Ferry, a New Jersey native, has won the Lenore Marshall Prize, the Bingham Poetry Prize, and the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress for his poetry. He was also a finalist for the L.L. Winship/Pen New England Award and the New Yorker Book Award. His notable poetry works include “Dwelling Places” (University of Chicago Press, 1993) and “Of No Country I Know: New and Selected Poems and Translations” (University of Chicago Press, 1999). Another poem, “Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations” (University of Chicago Press, 2012), won the National Book Award for Poetry.

Along with being a poet, Ferry is also a translator of some of the world’s major works of poetry, including “The Odes of Horace” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998), “The Eclogues” (Penguin Classics, 1984), and “Georgics of Virgil” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006).

The 2013-14 Working Writers Series will continue the spring semester with the following panel:

  • Thursday, October 24 – Lee Martin, discussion of the writer’s craft and reading
  • Thursday, November 14 – Dror Burstein, reading sponsored with the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics, and Culture
  • Thursday, November 21 – Junot Diaz, reading sponsored with the Jenks Chaur of Contemporary American Letters

For additional information, please contact Bridget Cass at 508-793-2419.

| More
Tags

Comments are closed.

Sort By:
or
04/29/16 ‘Holy Cross honors Rev. Kuzniewski with field dedication’
04/28/16 Photo Gallery: Dinand Library’s Exterior Spaces Are Reenergized with Art, Rooftop Garden
04/27/16 Data: Holy Cross Grads Highly Employable, Happy
04/27/16 Spring Weekend is Coming: CAB to Host Series of Events for Spring Weekend 2016
See All
See All

Featured Videos

See video
‘Major in Anything…Succeed in Business’

Watch Video >
See video
Photo Gallery, Video: Obama Advisor Broderick Johnson ’78 Speaks on ‘My Brother’s Keeper,’ Other White House Initiatives

Watch Video >
See video
Crusaders Win Patriot League Championship

Watch Video >
More

What’s Happening on Campus

04/30/2016

Hart Center Beam Signing

See More >
04/30/2016

The Value and Relevancy of a Jesuit Education in the 21st Century

See More >
05/06/2016

Gamelan Gita Sari Concert

See More >
05/26/2016

Senior Academic Awards and Prizes

See More >
More

Holy Cross in the News

04/29/16

‘Holy Cross honors Rev. Kuzniewski with field dedication’

Telegram & Gazette

Last Friday during halftime at the Holy Cross vs. Boston University men’s lacrosse game, the College of the Holy Cross dedicated Holy Cross Field, home of the men’s and...

04/20/16

Holy Cross’ Give Purple Challenge Highlighted for its Success

The Washington Post

“It took just 43 hours for the College of the Holy Cross to raise nearly $2 million,” a recent Washington Post article begins. The article discusses the increase in...

04/01/16

‘The NCAA Final Four Ranked by Academic Performance’

Time

According to a recent article on Time.com, if the NCAA men’s basketball tournament was determined by performance in the classroom, Holy Cross would be crowned the national...