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Poetry Path: Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry!

FROM The Peace of Wild Things, Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry was born in Henry County, Kentucky in 1934. Berry has taught at a number of schools, including Stanford University, Georgetown College, and his alma mater, the University of Kentucky. The author of over 40 works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, Berry has been recognized for his work by the Guggenheim Foundation and the Lyndhurst Prize. His poetry is acclaimed for its deep connection to the earth and defense of rural life. He most recently authored Stand By Me (Penguin Books, 2019).

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Wendell Berry, excerpt from “The Peace of Wild Things” from The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry. Copyright © 1998 by Wendell Berry. Reprinted by permission of Counterpoint.

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