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Includes index.
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The country of Déja vu -- The broken ground (1964) -- Findings (1969) -- Openings (1968) -- Farming : a handbook (1970) --The country of marriage (1973) -- Clearing (1977) -- A part (1980) -- The wheel (1982) -- Entries (1994) -- Given (2005) -- Leavings (2010).
The country of Déja vu -- The broken ground (1964) -- Findings (1969) -- Openings (1968) -- Farming: a hand book (1970) -- The country of marriage (1973) -- Clearing (1977) -- A part (1980) -- The wheel (1982) -- Entries (1994) -- Given (2005) -- Leavings (2010).
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This volume reprints the nearly two hundred pieces from his earlier Collected Poems, together with the poems from his most recent collections: Entries, Given, and Leavings, to create an expanded compilation. It contains all the poems from previous collections Mr. Berry wishes to collect, except no selections have been made from his ongoing sequence published as The Sabbath Poems.. Wendell Berry is the author of over fifty works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, and has been awarded numerous literary prizes, including the T. S. Eliot Award, a National Institute of Arts and Letters award for writing, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Jean Stein Award, and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. He began publishing work in the 1960s.
Subject: American poetry > 20th century.
American poetry > 21st century.

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New Collected Poems
New Collected Poems
by Berry, Wendell
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"What must a man do to be at home in the world?" Berry asks early in this big, thick new volume: he has found decades of international fame by providing, in poems, fiction, memoirs, and essays, his clear and consistent answers. Widely admired as a writer and as an environmental advocate since the 1960s, Berry continues to operate the Kentucky farm where his father and grandfather lived; he recommends, always, rural self-reliance, devoted to his own green place, to his wife and their household, and to his version of Christian belief. Irregular free verse connects Berry to William Carlos Williams, while ringing credos suggest William Stafford or Mary Oliver: "the seed doesn't swell/ in its husk by reason, but loves/ itself, obeys light which is/ its own thought." This volume makes Berry's first Collected since 1987 and draws on volumes up through Leavings (2010); standout new efforts include a long elegy for Berry's father and a set of haiku-sized poems. Benedictions and prayers coexist with manifestos and georgic, the ancient genre of poems about rural hard work. His antiwar sentiment dates from the Vietnam era and modulates into heartfelt attacks on modernity, on "dire machines that run/ by burning the world's body and/ its breath." Yet the dominant notes are appreciation and praise: for his wife, for his sense of wisdom, for "the pastures deep in clover and grass,/ enough and more than enough." (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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*Starred Review* So eloquent and substantial are Berry's fiction and essays that his poetry can seem ancillary. Read in chronology and near-completely in this volume, however, his verse shines out as the radiant heart of his prophetic art. He has been the foremost American poet of place, which for him means the Kentucky farming community in which he has lived and worked as farmer-writer in the tradition of Hesiod and Virgil, demonstrating the propriety and the virtue of living with the land and its creatures and arguing vehemently and cogently for the integrity of agriculture as the basis of human thriving. Berry's poems initially show him discovering his understanding of the world and human livelihood and then how that understanding works out in the lives of his family and community members; that is, in farming as a calling, a tradition, and a passion. Yes, nature is often his subject, but death is his most frequent concern, which he probes and ponders until there is nothing fearsome left in it. As his poetic career progresses, cogitation decreases, storytelling increases, and, most lately, epigram burgeons with stinging and amusing effectiveness. Moreover, reading his poems is like drinking fresh springwater.--Olson, Ray Copyright 2010 Booklist

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