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.
Hope you enjoy these recordings!
#7- The Chubb Lecture at Yale
The lecture closes with Wendell Berry reading three new poems from THIS DAY. The poems read here are: “Times Will Come As They Must” (2013, starts at 1:13:35), “After the Long Weeks” (2012, 1:17:45) and “As A Child, the Mad Farmer Saw Easily” (2012, 1:18:45).
Reading for the Common Good
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