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The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry gathers one hundred poems written between 1957 and 1996. Chosen by the author, these pieces have been selected from each of nine previously published collections. The rich work in this volume reflects the development of Berrys poetic sensibility over four decades. Focusing on themes that have occupied his work for years--land and nature, family and community, tradition as the groundwork for life and culture-- The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry celebrates the broad range of this vital and transforming poet.

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This rich volume reflects the development of Berry's poetic sensibility.. The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry gathers one hundred poems written between 1957 and 1996. Chosen by the author, these pieces have been selected from each of nine previously published collections. The rich work in this volume reflects the development of Berry's poetic sensibility over four decades. Focusing on themes that have occupied his work for years--land and nature, family and community, tradition as the groundwork for life and culture-- The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry celebrates the broad range of this vital and transforming poet. In elegy, subversive call, song, or meditation, Wendell Berry's clear yet complex vision of what it means to be human is rare in American poetry. In these one hundred poems, drawn from nine previous collections, Berry's play of sound and syntax moves in our minds like something just remembered, and remains with us like an afterimage on the eye. He loves the pleasure of daily work outdoors, and his love of family and community is centered in a place on earth. As an activist and farmer, Berry's poems are balanced by reverence. With care and fidelity, Berry's recurring themes luminesce into examples of faith, fortitude, and action. In these scattershot days of spins and polls, E-mails and answering machines, The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry is a contemplative and inspiring hymn to life.

About the Author

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.

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This is the first book of poems I picked up and read and actually liked! Wendell Berrry's writing style is nature-based. His poems are somewhat descriptive narrative, so it gives a very vivid picture in our mind along with the feeling of how we would personally experience it. Often times I find that i become the first person and become one with the poems. Since I've read this book, it has opened me to the beautiful sense of reading and writing poetry. And ever since i've picked it up, I've been reading other poetry collections by Wendell Berry and have been writing some poems myself. In other words, this book is a great inspiration.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781582430379
Author:
Berry, Wendell
Publisher:
Counterpoint
Author:
Berry, Wendell
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Single Author - American (General)
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Country life -- Kentucky.
Subject:
Farm life -- Kentucky.
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
53-A
Publication Date:
19990806
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 7 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This rich volume reflects the development of Berry's poetic sensibility.. The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry gathers one hundred poems written between 1957 and 1996. Chosen by the author, these pieces have been selected from each of nine previously published collections. The rich work in this volume reflects the development of Berry's poetic sensibility over four decades. Focusing on themes that have occupied his work for years--land and nature, family and community, tradition as the groundwork for life and culture-- The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry celebrates the broad range of this vital and transforming poet. In elegy, subversive call, song, or meditation, Wendell Berry's clear yet complex vision of what it means to be human is rare in American poetry. In these one hundred poems, drawn from nine previous collections, Berry's play of sound and syntax moves in our minds like something just remembered, and remains with us like an afterimage on the eye. He loves the pleasure of daily work outdoors, and his love of family and community is centered in a place on earth. As an activist and farmer, Berry's poems are balanced by reverence. With care and fidelity, Berry's recurring themes luminesce into examples of faith, fortitude, and action. In these scattershot days of spins and polls, E-mails and answering machines, The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry is a contemplative and inspiring hymn to life.
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