The Mad Farmer Poems

The Mad Farmer Poems

by Wendell Berry

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ISBN-13: 9781619023307
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 01/14/2014
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Wendell Berry, an essayist, novelist, and poet, 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 lives with his wife on a farm in Henry County, KY.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction xv

The Man Born to Farming 3

The Farmer among the Tombs 4

The Mad Farmer Revolution 5

The Contrariness of the Mad Farmer 7

The Mad Farmer in the City 9

Prayers and Sayings of the Mad Farmer 11

The Satisfactions of the Mad Farmer 15

Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front 19

The Mad Farmer Manifesto: The First Amendment 22

The Mad Farmer's Love Song 24

The Reassurer 25

The Mad Farmer, Flying the Flag of Rough Branch, Secedes from the Union 27

Some Further Words 30

While Attending the Annual Convocation of Cause Theorists and Bigbangists at the Local Provincial Research University, the Mad Farmer Intercedes from the Back Row 36

From Sabbaths 2012 38

Afterword 39

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Berry is I think someone who speaks to those of us who have an affinity and a deep love for Mother Earth. He is very adept at getting the reader to understand what it is that he is about . Well written, and I plan to read it over several more times just for the joy of hearing thoughts that I share put into such order.
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