Archives For Wendell Berry

 

Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

  

To Alter Your World: Partnering with God to Rebirth Our Communities

Michael Frost /
Christiana Rice

Watch a brief video conversation with the authors

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One of the best new releases of this month is…
 

A Small Porch:
Sabbath Poems 2014 and 2015

Wendell Berry

Hardback: Counterpoint Press, 2016
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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

A Small Porch: Sabbath Poems 2014 and 2015

Wendell Berry

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Wendell Berry

For Earth Day today, three nature poems by Wendell Berry!

 
Watch for Berry’s latest collection of Sabbath poems, A Small Porch , coming next month!

Also, if you like these poems, I recommend the most complete collection of Berry’s Sabbath poems: This Day: Collected & New Sabbath Poems.
 

The Peace of Wild Things
Wendell Berry

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The work of social critics is vital for the health and flourishing of the church, because they remind us of the brokenness of the world and challenge us to imagine new and more healthy ways of sharing life together.

Here are ten social critics whose work has been particularly helpful for me in trying to discern how to live faithfully in the twenty-first century. With each critic, I’ve included an excerpt that will serve as an introduction to that writer’s work.

 

Wendell Berry

A Kentucky farmer and writer, Berry’s work challenges us to live peacefully within the created created and to find ways to vitalize our local communities.

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Some people think literature is high culture and that it should only have a small readership. I don’t think so… I have to compete with popular culture, including TV, magazines, movies and video games.
– Haruki Murakami, novelist,

Born on this day 1949
 
The Wake Up Call
Poem of the Day:
How to be a Poet
Wendell Berry

A poem rooted in gratitude.
January is National Thank You Month
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Free of Charge: Giving and Receiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace

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The Wake Up Call – January 12, 2015

 

Gratitude

Gratitude should guide our daily lives, and indeed it is at the heart of a different way of being, and as John Pattison and I have argued in SLOW CHURCH, it is at the heart of a different sort of economy.  Here are five classic poems that express gratitude for the abundant life of creation.

i thank You God for most this amazing
e.e. cummings

 

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Wendell Berry

Today is the 80th birthday of Kentucky farmer/writer Wendell Berry!

I realize that there is some irony in doing this (Berry was, after all, the man who stood firm and penned “Why I am not going to buy a computer“), but to commemorate the occasion we offer the Top 10 online recordings of Berry to date. These recordings, some brief and some long, serve as a wonderful guide to the breadth and depth of Wendell Berry’s work: fiction, poetry, technology, community, land, etc., all the great genres and themes in which he has written.

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Hope you enjoy these recordings!

#10 – On Online Community

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“Ask the questions that have no answers. /
Invest in the millenium. Plant sequoias. /
Say that your main crop is the forest/
that you did not plant, /
that you will not live to harvest.”
-Wendell Berry,
who was born on this date, 1934
(Happy 80th Birthday!!!)

 

Poem of the Day:
“It is Hard To Have Hope”
Wendell Berry

 

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Dissident Discipleship:
A Spirituality of Self-Surrender, Love of God, and Love of Neighbor
by David Augsburger

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The Wake Up Call – August 5, 2014

 

A Clear and Highly Developed Vision of a Better World

A Feature Review of

Distant Neighbors: The Selected Letters Of Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder.

Hardback: Counterpoint, 2014
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Reviewed by Michelle E. Wilbert

 

In the affectionate introduction to this edifying collection of correspondence between novelist, poet, and cultural critic Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder, the “Poet Laureate of Deep Ecology,” an essayist, activist, and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1974 for his book Turtle Island, editor Chad Wriglesworth relays the earliest articulation of the relationship between the two men, found in a short essay sent by Berry to Snyder after his returning home to Kentucky following his first visit to Snyder’s homestead in the San Juan Ridge area of southern California. While offering his observations on their various shared affinities and concerns – land, community, and the sense that “being native to a place” involves examining the questions that would lead to a commitment to arresting the “pattern of imposing human will upon the land” and to living within creaturely limits in conformity to the local ecology – he concluded his reveries by metaphorically extending his hand with the declaration, “We are neighbors—distant neighbors,” and thus began a friendship that has lasted more than 40 years and has been conducted largely through the somewhat lost art of epistolary.

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