Yale 2013 Chubb Lecture with Wendell Berry

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Poet, novelist, philosopher, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer Wendell Berry will present the next Chubb Fellowship Lecture as a guest of Timothy Dwight College and the Yale Sustainable Food Project (YSFP). Join us for a public conversation with Wendell Berry at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7th. A pioneering and influential advocate for change, Berry has spent more than 50 years helping to shape the movements for agricultural and ecological sustainability. His poetry and essays flow from the rich agrarian tradition of American writing, and Berry's relationship to his Kentucky farm has been compared to that of Thoreau's to the forest — a place that nurtures his thinking about the value of physical labor, self-sufficiency, and communities of people living in harmony with the natural world. Berry has garnered international honors for his writing, winning the T.S. Eliot Award, the 2000 Poets' Prize, the Thomas Merton Award, the Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry, the John Hay Award, the Art of Fact Award for non-fiction, the Cleanth Brooks Medal for Lifetime Achievement, the National Humanities Medal and the Russell Kirk Paideia Prize, among many others. He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013. A prolific author, Berry has generated dozens of novels, short stories, poems, and essays since publishing his first novel, titled "Nathan Coulter," in 1960. Some of his other well-known works are the "Port William" stories and novels, "The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture," "A Place on Earth," "A Continuous Harmony," "What are People For," "The Broken Ground: Poems," "The Art of the Commonplace," "Life is a Miracle," and "The Country of Marriage."

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