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The Mad Farmer

(2008)
A collection of poems by

 
During the otherwise quiet course of his life as a poet, Wendell Berry has become 'mad' at what contemporary society has made of its land, its communities, and its past. This anger reaches its peak in the poems of the Mad Farmer, an open-ended sequence he's found himself impelled to continue against his better instincts. These poems can take the shape of manifestos, meditations, insults, Whitmanic fits and ravings - and are often funny in spite of themselves. The Mad Farmer is a character as necessary, perhaps, as he is regrettable. Here are gathered the individual poems from Berry's various collections to offer the teachings and bitcheries of this amazing American voice. After the great success of the lovely Window Poems, Bob Baris of the Press on Scroll Road returns to design and produce an edition illustrated with etchings by Abigail Rover. James Baker Hall and William Kloefkorn offer poems here that also show how the Mad Farmer has escaped into the work of others. The whole is a wonderful testimony to the power of anger and humor to bring even the most terrible consequences into a focus otherwise impossible to obtain.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: The Mad Farmer Poems
Author(s): Wendell Berry
ISBN: 1-61902-330-X / 978-1-61902-330-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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November 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The Mad Farmer Poems
Author(s): Wendell Berry
ISBN: 1-59376-176-7 / 978-1-59376-176-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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Paperback Editions

January 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: The Mad Farmer Poems
Author(s): Wendell Berry
ISBN: 1-61902-277-X / 978-1-61902-277-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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May 2010 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Mad Farmer Poems (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): Wendell Berry
ISBN: 1-4587-5740-4 / 978-1-4587-5740-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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