Leavings: Poems

Leavings: Poems

by Wendell Berry
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Leavings: Poems by Wendell Berry

No one writes like Wendell Berry. Whether essay, novel, story, or poem, his inimitable voice rings true, as natural as the land he has farmed in Kentucky for over 40 years.

Following the widely praised Given, this new collection offers a masterful blend of epigrams, elegies, lyrics, and letters, with the occasional short love poem. Alternately amused, outraged, and resigned, Berry’s welcome voice is the constant in this varied mix. The book concludes with a new sequence of Sabbath poems, works that have spawned from Berry’s Sunday morning walks of meditation and observation.

Berry’s themes are reflections of his life: friends, family, the farm, the nature around us as well as within. He speaks strongly for himself and sometimes for the lost heart of the country. As he has borne witness to the world for eight decades, what he offers us now in this new collection of poems is of incomparable value.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582436593
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 10/10/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,168,480
File size: 180 KB

About the Author

Wendell Berry has been honored with the T. S. Eliot Award, the Aiken Taylor Award for poetry, and the John Hay Award of the Orion Society. He is the author of more than forty books of poetry, fiction, and essays. He lives in Kentucky.

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SirJahUso More than 1 year ago
I'm on page 26, and so far I'm rather impressed. I've never read anything else from this poet. But what I see so far, I really enjoy it immensely. It's rather thought provoking, intensely honest, and brutally real. Amazing grasp of the English language is always present, and it flows very well. Such an amazing book~!