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Wendell Berry



Wendell Berry, MA, is an American essayist, poet, novelist, farmer, environmental activist, and cultural critic. Throughout his large body of work he has espoused the ideals of agrarianism and ecospirituality.

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Citizenship Papers: Essays

There are those in America today who seem to feel we must audition for our citizenship, with “patriot” offered as the badge for those found narrowly worthy.

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Our Only World: Ten Essays

The planet’s environmental problems respect no national boundaries.

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The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry

In a time when our relationship to the natural world is ruled by the violence and greed of unbridled consumerism, Wendell Berry speaks out in these prescient essays, drawn from his fifty-year campaign on behalf of American lands and communities.

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Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems

Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems is a collection of poetry that provides a refuge of quiet clarity very much needed in today's restless, chaotic world. Every reader will find favorites to share and to return to, again and again.

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Leavings: Poems

No one writes like Wendell Berry. Whether essay, novel, story, or poem, his inimitable voice rings true, as natural as the land he has farmed in Kentucky for over 40 years.

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The Hidden Wound

Acclaimed as “one of the most humane, honest, liberating works of our time” (The Village Voice), The Hidden Wound is a book-length essay about racism and the damage it has done to the identity of our country.

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New Collected Poems

Here, Wendell Berry revisits for the first time his immensely popular Collected Poems, which The New York Times Book Review described as “a straightforward search for a life connected to the soil, for marriage as a sacrament, and family life” and “[returns] American poetry to a Wordsworthian...

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The Long-Legged House

First published in 1969 and out of print for more than twenty-five years, The Long-Legged House was Wendell Berry’s first collection of essays, the inaugural work introducing many of the central issues that have occupied him over the course of his career.

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The Country of Marriage: Poems

First published in 1971, The Country of Marriage is Wendell Berry’s fifth volume of poetry. What he calls “an expansive metaphor” is “a farmer’s relationship to his land as the basic and central relation of humanity to creation.

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Another Turn of the Crank: Essays

From modern health care to the practice of forestry, from local focus to national resolve, Wendell Berry argues, there can never be a separation between global ecosystems and human communities—the two are intricately connected, and the health and survival of one depends upon the other.

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