Collected Poems 1957-1982 by Wendell Berry

Copyright 1985
Checked out 3 times in 26 years
Last checked out 18 years ago

Here is another book I’m going to suggest keeping despite the poor circulation. A book of Wendell Berry’s poetry belongs in this community so long as it retains its rural farming roots. This book is full of poems about life on the land. It was a good choice by the librarian who chose to purchase it. One of the books included within this volume is even titled Farming: A Handbook, which includes the first of Berry’s “mad farmer” poems, such as “The Contrariness of the Mad Farmer” and “The Satisfactions of the Mad Farmer.” Other titles make their subjects and the tenor of Berry’s life and poetry obvious: “Her First Calf,” “At a Country Funeral,” “The Sorrel Filly.” This is a book the people of Albertville could appreciate. Keep it as long as it holds up.


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