Updated: David Ferry won the National Book Award. A further story is in the works.
A Columbia High School graduate is a National Book Award winner. David Ferry's “Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations,” was one of four finalists announced in the Poetry Category.
Ferry's work competes with “Heavenly Bodies,” by Cynthia Huntington; “Fast Animal,” by Tim Seibles; “Night of the Republic,” by Alan Shapiro; and “Meme,” by Susan Wheeler.
Winners in each of four categories (Fiction, Non-fiction, Young Adult, and Poetry) will be announced Nov. 14 in New York. Each receives $10,000.
Patch will follow up with a profile of Ferry.