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The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry (1999 edition), Counterpoint Press - ISBN: 9781582430379
Wendell Berry
Standing by Words: Essays (2011 edition), Counterpoint Press - ISBN: 9781582439020

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Born: August 5, 1934 (age 84)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Poet, farmer, writer, academic

Bio: Wendell Berry is an American man of letters, academic, cultural and economic critic, and farmer. He is a prolific author of novels, short stories, poems, and essays. He is also an elected member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, a recipient of The National Humanities Medal, and the Jefferson Lecturer for 2012.

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Genius is, to be sure, not a matter of arbitrariness, but rather of freedom, just as wit, love, and faith, which once shall become arts and disciplines. We should demand genius from everybody, without, however, expecting it.

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