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Farming

A Hand Book

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September 20, 2011 | Paperback | 5.5 x 8.2, 128 Pages | ISBN 9781582437637
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Farming: A Hand Book is poetry of deep natural freshness and love, a witness of hope in a dark time. Few contemporary books have so moved me.” —Millen Brand, author of Fields of Peace

The America many people would like to believe in is convincingly explored in this volume of poems by a writer close to the heart of things. The sanity and eloquence of these poems spring from the land in Kentucky where Wendell Berry was born, married, lives, farms, and writes. From classic pastoral themes both lyrical and reflective, to a verse play, to a dramatic narrative and the manic, entertaining, prescient ravings of Berry’s Mad Farmer, these poems show a unity of language, consciousness, skill, and sensitivity, that has placed Wendell Berry at the front rank of contemporary American poets.

WENDELL BERRY is the author of more than fifty books of poetry, fiction, and essays. He was recently awarded the National Humanities Medal, the Cleanth Brooks Medal for Lifetime Achievement by the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and the Louis Bromfield Society Award. For more than forty years he has lived and farmed with his wife, Tanya, in Kentucky.

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Farming: A Hand Book is poetry of deep natural freshness and love, a witness of hope in a dark time. Few contemporary books have so moved me.” —Millen Brand, author of Fields of Peace

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