2012 National Book Award winner for poetry, David Ferry will be joined by Morri Creech and Matthew Thorburn for an evening of readings hosted by Waywiser Press. Wine will be served.
David Ferry is the author of six books of poems and the translator of Gilgamesh, the Odes and Epistles of Horace, and the Eclogues and Georgics of Virgil, and is at work on a translation of the Aeneid. He is the Sophie Chantal Hart Professor Emeritus of English at Wellesley College and also teaches at Suffolk University. In 2011, he was awarded the $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for lifetime achievement. Other awards include the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress, the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets, and the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award, and he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1998.
Morri Creech is the author of three volumes of poetry, Paper Cathedrals (2001), Field Knowledge (2006), which was selected by J.D McClatchy for the inaugural Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, and new from Waywiser this year, The Sleep of Reason. He has won NEA and Ruth Lily fellowships, and Field Knowledge was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. Matthew Thorburn has published three books of poems, Subject to Change (2004), Every Possible Blue (2012) and just out from Waywiser this year, This Time Tomorrow. His honors include a Witter Byner Fellowship from the Library of Congress.