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The Peace of Wild Things


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Joyous, sensuous, radical- a slim volume of Wendell Berry's best-loved poems to console and delight.

About the Author

'A farmer of sorts and an artist of sorts,' Wendell Berry is the author of more than fifty books of poetry, fiction, and essays. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim, Lannan, and Rockefeller foundations and the National Endowment for the Arts, and also the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the Cleanth Brooks Medal for Lifetime Achievement, and the National Humanities Medal. For more than forty years, he has lived and farmed in his native Henry Country, Kentucky, with his wife, Tanya, and their children and grandchildren.


Wendell Berry is the most important writer and thinker that you have (probably) never heard of. He is an American sage -- James Rebanks
Our modern-day Thoreau ... He is unlike anybody else writing today -- Andrew Marr * New Statesman *
The poet laureate of America's farmland * Observer *
Wendell Berry's poems have a real twinkle in their eye in the face of a dark world -- Colum McCann * Atlantic *
He has returned American poetry to a Wordsworthian clarity of purpose * Baltimore Sun *

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