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Book Launch for Ellery Street a new book by David Ferry

May 12, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

David Ferry is an acclaimed American poet and translator. Ferry’s translations, which include some of the world’s major works of poetry including The Odes of Horace, and both The Eclogues andGeorgics of Virgil,are known for their fluency and grace. In addition to his lauded translations, Ferry is also a prize-winning poet in his own right. His poetic works include Dwelling Places (1993) and Of No Country I Know: New and SelectedPoems and Translations (1999), which won the Lenore Marshall Prize, the Bingham Poetry Prize, the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress, and was a finalist for the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award and the New Yorker Book Award. Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations (2012), won the National Book Award for Poetry.

Ellery Street (2015)  Grolier Poetry Press.
“I have found that there is in Ferry’s poems a certain way of managing the breakdown of our various powers and affections, so that all is not lost; so that instead of a vanishing there is an ascension into another kind of clutchable glory, the replacement-echos even more tantalizing than the original.  A lapsed awareness, or a lapsed memory, will often come back with new life, as if the poems were saying that we are not yet done with our days, that something else is around the the corner.”
– Ifeany Menkiti


May 12, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Elizabeth Doran


Did You Know?

Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.