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A collector's edition, and the perfect gift for the stalwart Wendell Berry fan

First printed in 1995 by Gray Zeitz of the beloved Larkspur Press in Monterey, Kentucky, this gift edition is a beautiful reproduction of Wendell Berry’s book-length poem, illustrated with the original drawings by Carolyn Whitesel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640090958
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Pages: 38
Sales rank: 787,369
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

WENDELL BERRY, an essayist, novelist, and poet, has been honored with 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, among others. 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. He is also a fellow of the Academy of Arts and Sciences. Wendell lives with his wife, Tanya Berry, on their farm in Henry County, Kentucky.

Read an Excerpt

Go by the narrow road

Along the creek, a burrow

Under shadowy trees

Such as a mouse makes through

Tall grass, so that you may

Forget the paved road you

Have left behind, and all

That it is led to. Or,

Best, walk up through the woods, Around the valley rim,

And down to where the trees

Give way to cleared hillside,

So that you reach the place

Out of the trees' remembrance

Of their kind; seasonal

And timeless, they stand in

Unaccounted time, and you

Have passed among them, small

As a mouse at a feast,

Unnoticed at the feets

Of all those mighty guests.

Come one a clear June morning

As the fog lifts, trees drip,

And birds make everywhere

Uninterrupted song.

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