Tuesday, 7 August 2012

The 'prophet' of America: Farmer-poet Wendell Berry turns 78

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry lives and works with his wife, Tanya Berry, on their farm in Port Royal, Kentucky. An essayist, novelist, and poet, he is the author of more than thirty books. Berry has received numerous awards, including the T. S. Eliot Award, the John Hay Award, the Lyndhurst Prize, and the Aiken-Taylor Award for Poetry from The Sewanee Review. His books include the classic The Unsettling of America, Andy Catlett: Early Travels, and The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry.


In a parable for our time, spring floods launch a small creature on a great adventure.

Renewing Husbandry

The time of technology and mechanization in agriculture is fast coming to an end. Now it's time to recover what's been lost.

Compromise, Hell!

A nation founded on freedom has become uncharacteristically submissive to those who would destroy it. Here's where we draw the line.

A Citizen’s Response to the National Security Strategy

The 2002 White House National Security Strategy document exposes "an American dementia that has not been so plainly displayed before."

The Agrarian Standard

Agrarianism seems to be losing ground against industrial agriculture, but it remains the only land use practice that is both viable in the long-term and democratic. Twenty-five years after the publication of his seminal work, "The Unsettling of America," Berry examines what has come to pass in the interim.

Thoughts in the Presence of Fear

A response to the attacks of 9/11 by Wendell Berry.

The Idea of a Local Economy

The principles of neighborhood and subsistence will be disparaged by the globalists as "protectionism" - and that is exactly what it is.

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