David Ferry Poetry Reading Recap

National Book Awards 2012On Wednesday, March 20, David Ferry, renowned poet and translator, and our own, Marcia Karp, fellow poet and WLC volunteer, read from their poems and translations (from the Latin), to an enraptured audience of 37 people at the Waban Library Center. Ferry’s awards include: the 2012 National Book Award, the Library of Congress’s Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and many others. He is Professor Emeritus of English at Wellesley College, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Suffolk University. Several copies of his 2012 volume of poems, “Bewilderment: New and Selected Poems and Translations,” were purchased. A copy was bought for the WLC, and will be available soon. The excellent acoustics of the library were a fitting stage for the resonant, often dramatic reading of Ferry and Karp.  We were privileged to have our first Poetry Reading provided by world class poets such as these. Thanks to WLC Volunteers: Rebecca McGrath, Ann Snow, Linda Crowe, Alice Jacobs, Chrissy Parker, Lauren Paul and Louise Freedman, for helping make the evening flow.