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National Book Award winner to speak at St. John’s tonight

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stjohnsDavid Ferry, winner of the 2012 National Book Award for Poetry, will present a reading and translation of his poetry at St. John’s College. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on Friday, October 17 at 8 p.m.

Ferry if a professor emeritus at Wellesley College. He received his bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and his doctorate from Harvard University. A renowned translator of Virgil, Gilgamesh, and Horace, Ferry is a celebrated poet and the recipient of many awards for his original poetry.

For more information, visit www.sjc.edu.

Upcoming Friday Night Lectures:

  • October 24 “The Age of Chronos and the Age of Zeus,” by Janet Dougherty, St. John’s College tutor
  • November 7 “Refugee Children of the Greek Civil War,” by Loring Danforth, professor, Department of Anthropology, Bates College
  • November 14 “Subjective Sensory Experience and the Fallacy of Neural Codes,” by Leslie Kay, professor, University of Chicago
  • November 21 “On Classical Liberalism and the ‘Liberal’ Point of View,” by Roberto Salinas-León, scholar, CATO Institute

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