Wendell Berry http://wfpl.org en Six Things Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder Taught Us at the Festival of Faiths http://wfpl.org/post/six-things-wendell-berry-and-gary-snyder-taught-us-festival-faiths <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Venerable poets Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder enjoyed a spirited discussion Wednesday evening on faith, land, ecology, justice and work, moderated by their publisher and long-time mutual friend Jack Shoemaker of Counterpoint Press. The discussion,a program of the annual Festival of Faiths, gave some rich context to the new book that Counterpoint is publishing, "Distant Neighbors," a collection of letters the writers have exchanged since 1973.</span></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 12:50:54 +0000 Erin Keane 9349 at http://wfpl.org Six Things Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder Taught Us at the Festival of Faiths Poets Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder Share their Letters at Festival of Faiths Live Event http://wfpl.org/post/poets-wendell-berry-and-gary-snyder-share-their-letters-festival-faiths-live-event <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Literary giants Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder will discuss their new book Wednesday at Louisville's annual Festival of Faiths, which takes place this year at Actors </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of Louisville. The poets are avid letter-writers, and their shared correspondence has been collected and published as "Distant Neighbors: the Selected Letters of Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder," out next month by Counterpoint Press. Publisher Jack Shoemaker will moderate.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 18:45:48 +0000 Erin Keane 9327 at http://wfpl.org Poets Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder Share their Letters at Festival of Faiths Live Event Harry Pickens Sets Wendell Berry Poems to Song for Louisville's Voces Novae http://wfpl.org/post/harry-pickens-sets-wendell-berry-poems-song-louisvilles-voces-novae <p>Inside a rehearsal room at Highlands Presbyterian Church, Voces Novae conductor Frank Heller leads his singers through a song based on a Wendell Berry poem while composer Harry Pickens accompanies them on piano. Pickens has adapted ten Berry poems for choral performance for the ensemble’s season opener, “I Go Among Trees.”</p><p>“If you focus on the text, then the music will illumine the text. The music is never more important than the text,” Heller tells his singers.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 7638 at http://wfpl.org Harry Pickens Sets Wendell Berry Poems to Song for Louisville's Voces Novae Wendell Berry Named Winner of Dayton Literary Peace Prize http://wfpl.org/post/wendell-berry-named-winner-dayton-literary-peace-prize <p>Kentucky author and farmer Wendell Berry is this year’s recipient of the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, which is given out every year by the <a href="http://www.daytonliterarypeaceprize.org/" target="_blank">Dayton Literary Peace Prize.</a></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 20:27:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 6437 at http://wfpl.org Wendell Berry Named Winner of Dayton Literary Peace Prize Scholarships Available for 3 International Students to Study in Berry Farming Program in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/scholarships-available-3-international-students-study-berry-farming-program-kentucky <p>St. Catharine College in rural Washington County, Ky., is looking for three international students to join the school’s nascent<a href="http://www.sccky.edu/academics/arts-sciences/earth-studies/index.php" target="_blank"> Berry Farming Program</a> on scholarships.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:10:59 +0000 Erica Peterson 6418 at http://wfpl.org Scholarships Available for 3 International Students to Study in Berry Farming Program in Kentucky Five Takeaways From a Conversation Between Michael Pollan and Wendell Berry http://wfpl.org/post/five-takeaways-conversation-between-michael-pollan-and-wendell-berry <p>Kentucky farmer and writer Wendell Berry interviewed food journalist Michael Pollan last night in Louisville. (<a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/listen-michael-pollan-visits-wfpl-talk-food-and-cooking" target="_blank">Pollan stopped by the WFPL studios earlier in the day for an interview as well)</a>. Over the course of the evening, they discussed Pollan's new book "Cooked" and the bigger issues it raises. Here are five takeaways from the interview:</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 20:35:34 +0000 Erica Peterson 5238 at http://wfpl.org Five Takeaways From a Conversation Between Michael Pollan and Wendell Berry Wendell Berry Conference Will Explore Challenges, Potential in Rural America http://wfpl.org/post/wendell-berry-conference-will-explore-challenges-potential-rural-america <p>Writers, environmentalists and farmers will gather in Louisville next weekend for the first-ever conference organized by the <a href="http://www.berrycenter.org/" target="_blank">Berry Center</a>, which address land use, agriculture and food.<object height="18" width="100%"><param name="movie" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F85384560&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;player_type=tiny"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"><param name="wmode" value="transparent"><embed allowscriptaccess="always" src="https://playe Mon, 01 Apr 2013 11:10:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 4731 at http://wfpl.org Wendell Berry Conference Will Explore Challenges, Potential in Rural America Local Food Proponents Discuss the Movement's Challenges, Opportunities http://wfpl.org/post/local-food-proponents-discuss-movements-challenges-opportunities <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.45407768962590855" style="font-size:16px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Food advocates say Louisville and Kentucky are in prime positions to develop the local food economy and emerge as a leader in the movement.</span><br> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 17:27:07 +0000 Laura Valentine 4053 at http://wfpl.org Local Food Proponents Discuss the Movement's Challenges, Opportunities EPA Official, Environmental Activists Reflect on 40 Years of the Clean Water Act http://wfpl.org/post/epa-official-environmental-activists-reflect-40-years-clean-water-act <p>One of the country's most effective environmental laws-- <a href="http://www.epa.gov/regulations/laws/cwa.html" target="_blank">the Clean Water Act</a>--turns 40 today.</p><p>The act has been setting water quality standards and regulating pollution for the nation's streams, lakes and wetlands since being signed by a bipartisan Congress in 1972.</p><p>“Before 1972, this nation approached water quality as ‘the dilution is the solution to pollution,” said Hank Graddy of Kentucky Watershed Watch, in a breakout session at the Healthy Farms, Local Foods Conference last weekend.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Colleen Stewart 2056 at http://wfpl.org Wendell Berry Advocates for 50-Year Farm Bill at Local Conference http://wfpl.org/post/wendell-berry-advocates-50-year-farm-bill-local-conference <p>Kentucky poet and farmer Wendell Berry advocated for a 50-Year farm bill at the 13<sup>th</sup> annual<a href="http://www.healthyfoodslocalfarmsconference.org/" target="_blank"> Healthy Food, Local Farms Conference</a> this past weekend.</p><p>Farm bills are usually passed by Congress every five years. But Berry says a longer-term 50-year farm bill would be more beneficial to the environment.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 18:48:46 +0000 Colleen Stewart 2024 at http://wfpl.org Wendell Berry Advocates for 50-Year Farm Bill at Local Conference