Each year, the Core students begin their study of the Humanities with the epic of Gilgamesh, in a version translated by the poet David Ferry. This Thursday, October 7, Prof. Ferry will be giving a reading of his work, at an event sponsored by the the Poetry Reading Series at BU.
All are welcome to attend, to hear this masterful literary artist read his writing, and to engage in conversation with the man himself. This event is free and open to the public, and will begin at 5 pm in the Katzenberg Center on the 3rd Floor of the College of General Studies.
From the Series webpage:
David Ferry is the author of Of No Country I Know: New and Selected Poems and Translations, winner of the 2000 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry and the Academy of American Poets’ Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. He is the translator of Gilgamesh (1992), The Odes of Horace (1998), The Eclogues of Virgil (1999), The Epistles of Horace (2001), winner of the Landon Translation Prize, and The Georgics of Virgil (2005), all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Ferry’s other awards include the Sixtieth Fellowship of The Academy of American Poets, the Teasdale Prize for Poetry, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the Ingram Merrill Award, and the William Arrowsmith Translation Prize from AGNI magazine. In 1998 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the Sophie Chantal Hart Professor Emeritus of English at Wellesley College and a Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing at Boston University.
Click here to read an interview with Prof. Ferry, published earlier this fall on the Core Blog.