David Ferry was born in Orange, New Jersey, in 1924. He is the author of eight poetry collections, including Of No Country I Know: New and Selected Poems and Translations (1999), winner of the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, the Bingham Poetry Prize, and the Bobbitt Prize; The Georgics of Virgil (2005); and Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations (2012), winner of the National Book Award. His other honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Ingram Merrill Foundation, as well as the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. Ferry is currently the Sophie Chantal Hart Professor Emeritus of English at Wellesley College and lives in Cambridge.
Audio Recordings with David Ferry
- David Ferry and Thom Gunn reading their poems in the Montpelier Room, Library of Congress, Oct. 14, 1998