• A Conversation about Translation
John F. Deane and David Ferry

Featuring Distinguished Visiting Scholars Deane and Ferry

Thursday, April 12, 2012
Poetry Center, 3rd floor of Sawyer Library
73 Tremont St

John F. Deane is an award-winning Irish poet, novelist, translator, editor, and the founding publisher of Dedalus Press and Poetry Ireland Review.

Deane has published several collections of poetry and some fiction. He founded Poetry Ireland - the National Poetry Society - and The Poetry Ireland Review in 1979. Deane won the O’Shaughnessy Award for Irish Poetry, the Marten Toonder Award for Literature and poetry prizes from Italy and Romania. He was elected Secretary-General of the European Academy of Poetry in 1996. Shortlisted for both the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Irish Times Poetry Now Award, he won residencies in Bavaria, Monaco and Paris.

He will be visiting Suffolk for a three-day residency from April 10-12, 2012. In addition to classroom visits and some closed events, Deane will be hosting two public events in the Poetry Center:

Wednesday, April 11 at 7pm - Poetry Reading with Suffolk English Department's own Dr. Fred Marchant

Thursday, April 12 at 1pm - Conversation about Translation with Distinguished Visiting Scholar David Ferry

David Ferry was born in Orange, New Jersey, in 1924. He completed his education at Amherst College and Harvard University, and served as a Sergeant in the United States Army Air Force from 1943 to 1946. This year, Ferry returns for the third time as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Ferry is the 2011 winner of the prestigious Ruth Lilly Prize for a lifetime of poetic achievement that includes five books of his own poetry and acclaimed translations of the Gilgamesh epic, the Odes of Horace, the Eclogues and Georgics of Virgil, as well as his own translation-in-progress of Virgil's Aeneid.

For more details about Wednesday's event, click here: http://www.suffolk.edu/college/52185.html 

Sponsored by the College of Arts & Science's Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program, the English Department, and the Creative Writing Program. For more information, please contact 617-973-5346.

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