David Ferry’s most recent book is a translation of Virgil’s Aeneid (University of Chicago, 2017). Bewilderment, New Poems and Translations (University of Chicago, 2012) won the National Book Award. He had published six books in all, including a critical work called The Limits of Mortality: An Essay on Wordsworth’s Major Poems (Wesleyan University Press), and has won may major prizes including the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for Lifetime Achievement, Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry (Library of Congress), Harold Morton Landon Translation Award, et The Academy Award of The American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1998 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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