An Update on Wendell Berry

Posted March 27, 2011
By Clay Cerny

Common Dreams  has reprinted a piece by AP writer Dylan Lovan on Wendell Berry, poet, conservationist, and inspiration for this blog’s Sunday feature, “Sabbath.”  When we last saw Berry, he was protesting the coal mining industry by camping out in the office of Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear.  Since then he has been honored by President Obama with the National Humanities Medal.  Lovan also reports that Berry has cut ties with the University of Kentucky over its too cozy relationships with the coal industry.  Wendell Berry is a man who lives his convictions.  Would that more of our political leaders followed his example.