Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry farms in Port Royal, Ky., with his family. He is the author of more than 30 books of fiction, essays, and poetry, including Citizenship Papers, The Unsettling of America, Another Turn of the Crank, That Distant Land, and A Timbered Choir: The Sabbath Poems 1979-1997. His latest novel, Hannah Coulter, is published by Shoemaker & Hoard.

Climate & Energy

Join us March 2 as we protest a coal-fired power plant near Capitol Hill

There are moments in a nation’s — and a planet’s — history when it may be necessary for some to break the law in order to bear witness to an evil, bring it to wider attention, and push for its …


Environmentalists have given up too much by not being radical enough

Photo: © 2000 David-Lorne Photographic We are destroying our country — I mean our country itself, our land. This is a terrible thing to know, but it is not a reason for despair unless we decide to continue the destruction. …


A post-Sept. 11 manifesto for environmentalists

I. The time will soon come when we will not be able to remember the horrors of Sept. 11 without remembering also the unquestioning technological and economic optimism that ended on that day. II. This optimism rested on the proposition …