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Traveling at Home

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October 18, 2011 | Hardcover | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 80 pages | ISBN 9781582437644
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The fifteen poems and one essay included here, personally selected by Wendell Berry from among his previously published work, quietly and joyously celebrate the enduring satisfactions of good work and a happy home.

Traveling at Home opens with “A Walk Down Camp Branch,” an essay in which the author reveals his special sensitivity to nature and his rural Kentucky community. Next are poems from 1957 to 1982 in which Berry establishes his enduring themes—the contemplation of the individual’s place within community and the interdependence of all things. In conclusion is a group of the Sabbath poems in which the poet speaks with reverence and humility of the pains and joys of relationships with the land, with family, and with passing generations.

Originally published as a limited edition in 1988, Traveling at Home pairs Mr. Berry’s eloquent writings with John DePol’s exquisite woodcuts. It is one of the most beautiful presentations of this well–loved writer’s work.

About The Authors

WENDELL BERRY, an essayist, novelist, and poet, has been honored with the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Aiken Taylor Award in Modern American Poetry, the John Hay Award of the Orion Society, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, among others. In 2010, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama, and in 2016, he was the recipient of the Ivan Sandrof Life Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle. Berry lives with his wife, Tanya Berry, on their farm in Henry County, Kentucky.

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