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Given: Poems | Wendell Berry
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For five decades Wendell Berry has been a poet of great clarity and purpose. He is an award-winning writer whose imagination is grounded by the pastures of his chosen place and the rooms and porches of his family's home. In "Given" ? his first collection of new poems in ten years now in paperback ? the work is as rich and varied as ever before. With his unmistakable voice as the constant, he dexterously maneuvers through a variety of forms and themes ? political cautions, love poems, a play in verse, and a long series of ?Sabbath PoemsOCO that resulted from Berry's recent Sunday morning walks of meditation and observation. Berry's work is one of devotion to family and community, to the earth and her creatures, to the memories of the past, and the hope of the future. His writing stands alongside the work of William Carlos Williams and Robert Frost as a rigorous American testament. "
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The.Intentional.Reader
Given: Poems | Wendell Berry
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Poetry has always been hard for me. I never really connected with it and felt a certain failing in that. But, in reading another book, I came across a poem by Wendell Berry. So, I went to the library & checked some of his poetry out and I can honestly say I have found my poetry soulmate. There is a simple ease to his poetry as if each line is parsed and reworked until it is fresh and pops, but in a subdued way. Anyone have other recommendations?

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hwestfall
Given: Poems | Wendell Berry
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The world feels overwhelming but Wendell Berry, on my front porch, brings me joy.

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readinginthedark
Given: Poems | Wendell Berry
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Spent a little quiet time with Wendell Berry this morning before the boys woke up. It was a perfect moment for poetry. ❤

saresmoore Lovely. ♥️ 3y
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