Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry has received the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Aiken Taylor Award for poetry, the John Hay Award of the Orion Society, and the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. In 2010, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by Barack Obama, and in 2016, he was the recipient of the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime 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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Notes: Unspecializing Poetry
Wendell Berry

2020 / Essay / $120.00
Fine / 64 pp

In this essay, Kentucky writer Wendell Berry counters postmodernism’s intellectualized detachment of literature from the tactile world, arguing for poetry that is firmly rooted in the communities out of which it emerges, and for a literary culture that acknowledges its relationship to the world around it, and its responsibility to that world. This essay originally appeared in Berry’s collection Standing by Words (1983).

Description: Typeset in Linotype Falcon. Printed on Stella Text cotton paper, 5×7.75 inches, making 64 pages. Black text with spot colour. The books were machine sewn and casebound (cloth over boards) in an edition not to exceed 150 copies.

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