Schlagwort: William Matthews

58. David Ferry Awarded 2011 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

Award recognizes lifetime accomplishment with $100,000 prize CHICAGO — The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce that poet David Ferry has won the 2011 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. Presented annually to a living US poet whose lifetime accomplishments warrant extraordinary recognition, the Ruth Lilly…

Some poets get noticed …

because they sound like no one else; others become representative voices, symbols or symptoms of their group or generation. William Matthews, who died at 55 in 1997, belongs to the latter category. Matthews’s three decades of wry, conversational verse display the attractions and faults…