Academics were the winners in two National Book Awards categories, poetry and young adult literature, at last night’s ceremony in New York.
David Ferry won for Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations (University of Chicago Press). The poet is a professor emeritus of English at Wellesley College who also teaches at Suffolk University. Two of Ferry’s poems are available at Poetry Daily.
Also, William Alexander won for Goblin Secrets (Margaret K. McElderry). Alexander is an adjunct faculty member in the liberal arts at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.